Where can Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers be used?

Answer

According to HUD, Housing Choice Vouchers may be used in any non-subsidized rental home that meets an acceptable level of safety standards and rent reasonableness.

Once a voucher holder submits a request for approval, the Public Housing Agency will inspect the unit to ensure those standards are met.

In some jurisdictions, Housing Choice Vouchers are not a protected source of income meaning landlords can legally refuse to rent to an otherwise qualified voucher household.

More Section 8 FAQs from Low Income Households

  • Can I be evicted if my HUD apartment is sold?
  • How Much Are Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Worth
  • What is Section 8?
  • How do I check my status on a waiting list?
  • Does a Housing Choice Voucher pay for utilities?