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 Section 8 Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, elderly, and disabled people to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual. Participants are able to find their own housing, including single family homes, townhouses, and apartments.

The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing communities. A family or individual who has been issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the voucher program. This unit may include the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet acceptable standards of health and safety and fall within reasonable rental costs, as determined by HUD regulations.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Lycoming Housing Authority on the behalf of the participating family. The family is responsible to pay the difference between the actual rent charge by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

   


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