Section 8 Tenant-based Assistance
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) provides assistance to help eligible people live in safe and decent housing of their choice. With funding provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by local public housing authorities, this program utilizes privately owned existing housing stock. The participant and Metro West Housing Solutions share the rental costs. The participant pays between 30 and 40 percent of their monthly income for rent.
Families, elderly, disabled, and single people whose income falls below the 50 % income limit set by HUD qualify for the program. The applicant receives a Housing Choice Voucher once they have met all eligibility requirements. The program participant can select an appropriate rental unit (house, duplex, townhome or apartment) and live where they choose. The unit that is selected must meet ALL of the Housing Quality Standards that are set by HUD, as well as:
Have an appropriate number of bedrooms
Be priced reasonably with regard to current market rents
Be affordable to the participant
MWHS is not currently accepting Section 8 applications.