Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) By U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



What is Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) ?

The HCV program, the country's largest rent assistance program, helps elderly and disabled and low-income families find safe, decent and hygienic housing units in the private market.

Who is Eligible for Housing Choice Voucher Program ?

Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined by the PHA based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to US citizens.

How Does Housing Choice Voucher Help in Paying Rent ?

As a program participant, generally, you pay 30% of your adjusted monthly income for rent and the Housing Authority pays the balance to the owner.

The value of voucher is determined by the number of bedrooms you need based on the size of your home. Payment standards are adjusted around January 1 every year to reflect changes in the rental market.

How Much is Housing Choice Voucher Worth ?

Payment Standards

You can get HCVP rental assistance as long as you comply with the lease and as long as your family income is within the HCVP income range.

How Long Does HCVP Provide Rental Assistance ?

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How to Apply For Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) ?

If you are interested in applying for HCVP rental assistance, contact your local public housing agency (PHA) to begin the application process.