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A federally funded rental assistance program that pays private landlords the difference between what a low-income household can contribute and the fair market rent.<\/p>

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) provide rental assistance for households to use renting in the private market. Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) is attached to a specific home or apartment community. In both programs, the tenant pays 30% of monthly income for rent with HUD paying the owner the remainder, up to the area's Fair Market Rent (FMR).<\/p>", "inDefinedTermSet": "https://affordablehousingonline.com/glossary" },

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Section 8

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A federally funded rental assistance program that pays private landlords the difference between what a low-income household can contribute and the fair market rent.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) provide rental assistance for households to use renting in the private market. Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) is attached to a specific home or apartment community. In both programs, the tenant pays 30% of monthly income for rent with HUD paying the owner the remainder, up to the area's Fair Market Rent (FMR).

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