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Housing choice voucher (Section 8)

With a housing choice voucher, you can find your own private housing to rent. Housing choice vouchers can pay for all or part of the rent.

The vouchers are for families with low incomes, seniors, and people with disabilities. You can use them for privately owned single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments.

Find out if you are eligible for a housing choice voucher

You are eligible for a housing choice voucher based on:

  • Your total annual gross income
  • Your family's size

Housing choice vouchers are limited to U.S. citizens and non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.

Find and contact your local public housing agency to learn more about your eligibility for a housing choice voucher.

Learn more about housing choice vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

How to apply for a housing choice voucher

Your public housing agency can help you apply for a voucher and check the status of an application.

Find your local public housing agency


LAST UPDATED: April 4, 2023


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