The Section 8 program is financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rent subsidies in the form of housing assistance payments (HAP) to private Landlords on behalf of extremely low, very low-income individuals/families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.
For CY2021, HACLA paid more than $603 Million to private Landlords on behalf of more than 43,700 participant families. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the Landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
A family that is 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 program. When a family selects a housing unit, and the HACLA approves the unit and lease, the family signs a lease with the Landlord for at least one year.
The role of the more than 13,400 private landlords in the HACLA’s S8 program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The unit must pass the program's housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the Owner receives housing assistance payments.
If you are a current S8 Program Participant or Landlord, click Property Listings to access or list available units.
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Current Section 8 participant families click here to complete your annual reexamination.