How is eligibility for Section 8 HCV determined?

Eligibility for the program is based on several factors. To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have eligible immigration status. Applicants must also be at or below the income guideline for the Public Housing Authority’s (PHA) jurisdiction. Applicants are also screened for criminal history prior to admission to the Section 8 HCV program.

Applicants must provide proper documentation to verify eligibility requirements as requested by the PHA. These documents will include, but are not limited to:

  • Birth certificates
  • Social Security cards
  • Verification of all forms of household income and verification of assets

The Housing Authority will notify you when your determination of eligibility is completed.

When your name is approaching the top of the waiting list you will be sent a letter requesting verification documents. After you have been determined eligible for the program, you will be issued a voucher to search for a unit. You will also receive guidance on the rent amount that would be acceptable for your voucher size and amount of income as you search for a suitable rental unit.

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1. What happens after I apply for Section 8 HCV?
2. How is eligibility for Section 8 HCV determined?
3. How much will my rent be?