What Is the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) Program?

The Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program allows low-income renters to pay a portion of their monthly income for rent.

Section 8 PBRA participants have a unit assigned to them by a federal housing authority, or private property management company. The frequency of waiting list openings varies, depending on the area.

The Section 8 PBRA program has a similar name to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; but they are not the same. Only the Section 8 HCV program allows participants to choose their own unit.

Read this guide to learn how to apply to the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program.

Start the guide at Part 1: Who Qualifies for the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Program? or choose a topic from the list below.

Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Guide Guide