What is Section 8? How do I get it?

Section 8, or the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is a Federal housing program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). which provides housing assistance to low-income renters. This assistance comes in the form of rental subsidies, limiting the monthly rent payment of the recipient to 30% of their income. The program is administered locally by public housing authorities or other designated agencies and organizations. The local Housing Authority Websites will post announcements for opportunity to apply for Section 8 waiting lists as they become available. Check the CHOICES Hot News for the local Section 8 lists that are open. Call 2-1-1 for open Section 8 lists for entire state of California.
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