Many HFAs administer the Housing Choice Voucher (voucher) program, HUD’s largest rental assistance program, assisting more than five million people in 2.2 million low-income households. Eligible households use vouchers (also called tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance) to help pay the rent on privately owned homes of their choosing. Additionally, program administrators, like HFAs, can reserve a portion of their vouchers to provide rental assistance to particular properties (referred to as “project-basing”) or help eligible households buy homes. Advocating for funding adequate to renew all authorized vouchers and provide for new ones is one of NCSHA’s Legislative Priorities.
- To find local housing assistance, please contact your state’s Housing Finance Agency (HFA).
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