What Is the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) Program?
The Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program provides affordable apartment communities that are owned by private landlords with a rental subsidy that helps pay the rent for low income tenants.
Called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP), program tenants pay either:
0% of their monthly income (gross income minus exclusions)
30% of their monthly adjusted income (gross income minus exclusions and deductions)
A minimum rent of $25.
The Project-Based Section 8 rental subsidy may be available for every unit in a property, or a select number of units in the apartment community.
Do not confuse this program with the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program. The PBV program is managed by a Public Housing Agency as an offshoot of its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.