The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a subsidized rent program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered locally by the City of New Rochelle. The program is designed to help tenants who would otherwise be priced out of the rental housing market. The groups that this program helps are:
Regulations & EligibilityThe regulations and eligibility requirements for the Section 8 Program are set by HUD. Additionally, the prospective housing unit must meet Federal Housing Quality Standards (HQS) before any subsidy is authorized.
MissionThe mission of the Housing Choice Voucher Program is to enable eligible households to rent suitable housing in the private rental housing market outside high-poverty neighborhoods. Once issued, a Housing Choice Voucher remains with the family or individual as long as they remain eligible, even if they move into a new apartment. Housing Choice Vouchers are portable, enabling holders to seek housing anywhere in the U.S., including Puerto Rico.
- Disabled citizens on fixed incomes
- Extremely low-income households
- Households who are displaced or homeless
- Senior citizens