Section 8, now known as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) is what we used to call the federally funded rental assistance program that assists low-income households pay rent to private landlords.
Yes. If you are on the HCV waiting list, you may also apply for Public Housing to increase your chances for receiving housing.
No. Finding a unit before receiving your voucher does not have any influence on when you receive your voucher or your position on the waiting list.
Rental assistance does not expire for households living in approved units who continue to be eligible and are in good standing with HomeFront. Vouchers for applicants are issued for a limited period of time. Upon issuance, if an applicant family has not utilized the voucher within a specified time period, the voucher will expire and the applicant family will have Read the article
Yes, we call that portability. Housing Choice Vouchers may be transferred to another Public Housing Authority’s service area if you have lived in your home for at least one year. You may also contact us for help in using your voucher to move into another unit.
Yes, HCV properties must meet Housing Quality Standards and be decent, safe and sanitary. HomeFront inspects properties before accepting them into the program. The properties must pass the HQS inspection before rental assistance can begin at the unit.
In most cases, you will pay a minimum of 30%-40% of your gross monthly adjusted income to your landlord toward your rent.
The HCV program is a housing assistance program where a family may utilize a voucher to choose their own rental home from available rentals in their community. The family pays approximately 30%-40% of their adjusted gross monthly income in rent. A qualifying portion of the rent is also paid by the Housing Choice Voucher program to the property owner.