Section 8

The Section 8 waiting list is currently closed to new applications.

If you have questions about Section 8 see below. If you have additional questions, email or call (928) 213-2730 for more information.

  1. What is Section 8?
  2. Applying for S8
  3. S8 Participant Info
  4. S8 Landlord Info

What is the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program?

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program offers rent assistance that enables low-income families and individuals to rent from a private landlord with monthly rental assistance administered by the Housing Authority.

If you are interested in Section 8 Portability, see "S8 Participant Info." 

It is common to have questions. We've collected many of our most asked questions with detailed answers in our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

Who participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program?

The Section 8 Program assists low-income households who meet income and eligibility guidelines. In general, the family's income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the area (see below) in which the family chooses to live. By law, the Housing Authority must provide 75% of its vouchers to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30% of the area median income.

What are the income limits?

Median1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$15,800$18,050$21,720$26,200$30,680$35,160$39,640$44,120
50% of Median$26,350$30,100$33,850$37,600$40,650$43,650$46,650$49,650

Current Payment Standards were updated April 2020.

What are the payment standards for Section 8?

Bedroom Size0 Bedroom1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom4 Bedroom5 Bedroom6 Bedroom
Payment Standard$1,231$1,274$1,578$2,054$2,469$2,603$2,942
Fair Market Rent$1,026$1,062$1,315$1,712$2,058$2,367$2,675

Current Payment Standards were updated October 2, 2020.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible, one must:

  • Meet income guidelines by earning no more than 50% of AMI
  • All adults must pass a criminal background check
  • Have at least one family member who is a U.S. Citizen or has eligible Immigration status

How is rental assistance provided?

The level of assistance a household receives is based upon family size and income. A household is expected to pay 30% of its total monthly adjusted income toward the monthly rent. Each month, the Housing Authority makes housing assistance payments directly to the landlord to make up the difference. 

What are the tenants' responsibilities?

The renter must pay all rent and utilities that are not covered by the lease. Because the family is receiving assistance, the rent burden is reduced, enabling the family to pay rent more easily and on time. Renters must pay their rent on time according to the terms of their lease.

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