What is the Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Voucher Program?

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The Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Voucher program provides Section 8 low-income rental assistance for adults with a disability who are under 62 years old.

A Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher is a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) that helps non-elderly disabled persons rent an apartment. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers, like Section 8 Vouchers, allow tenants to pay only a portion of their income for rent, But that’s not the only benefit – Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher tenants can rent from a private landlord that they choose.

How Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers Work

Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers work like a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. Tenants usually pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent. The landlord gets the remainder of the unit’s monthly rent paid by the local Public Housing Agency (commonly called a housing authority).

Housing authorities manage the Section 8 HCV program, Non-Elderly Disabled Vouchers, and other federal housing programs for their local area.

To learn more about Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Vouchers, start by reviewing the qualifications for a voucher: