Are there any affordable houses available, rather than apartments?

Answer

Technically yes, there are houses that are available, but only for participants of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

The Section 8 HCV program allows you to live in a HUD-approved unit of your choice. The unit can be either a house or apartment. You may not live in any unit you choose, since it must be inspected and approved by the housing authority that manages your voucher.

You can find more information on where you can use a Section 8 Voucher in our guide here.

More Housing Policy, Landlords, and Tenants FAQs from Low Income Households

  • How many bedrooms am I eligible for?
  • How much would my rent be?
  • Can I be evicted if my HUD apartment is sold?
  • How Much Are Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Worth
  • What should a landlord expect when renting to a Section 8 voucher holder?