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An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Can a Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers be transferred to another person?

Answer

No, Housing Choice Vouchers are not transferrable between people.

In some cases, such as the death of the head of household, housing authorities may allow assistance to be transferred to an adult within the household that is legally able to execute the existing lease with the landlord.

More FAQs from Low Income Households

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  • How Much Are Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Worth
  • What is Section 8?
  • Can I use a Section 8 voucher to help pay my mortgage?
  • My family and I live in Section 8, but I have to move. Can we continue to receive Section 8 assistance in both places?