Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, provides funding for rent subsidies for eligible low-income families for decent, safe, and affordable housing. Families may choose housing within a neighborhood of their choice from a landlord willing to participate in the program. Rent subsidies (vouchers) allow families to pay a reasonable share of their income toward rent while the program, within specific limits, makes up the difference.
Applications for the Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Section 8 Program are not accepted from the general public. You must be referred by other HPD programs such as Special Needs Housing and the Emergency Housing Services Bureau and meet criteria specified in the HPD Administrative Plan.