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Section 8 Housing

Section 8 Housing PictureSection 8 Housing Vouchers assist very low-income households with safe, decent, and sanitary housing. This program allows households to find their own rental units within U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) guidelines. The household’s rent is subsidized based on their income. 

When an applicant is pulled from the wait list and determined eligible, they will receive a voucher to choose a unit to rent.  Once all inspections and contracts are signed, a client will be responsible for paying 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards their rent and utilities.  If there is no income in the household, they will be responsible for a minimum of $50 per month.  HUD will pay the difference.

We currently have 352 active vouchers in our four county region and are not taking applications for our wait list at this time.  When we open the wait list in the future, we advertise in the local and regional newspapers and at www.insccap.org.

Applicants must meet the income criteria of 50% area median income, which means that the household's income meets half of what HUD has determined annually as the median income for each county or region.  In 2010, the area median income for these three counties are

County

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

Brown

24,050

27,500

30,950

34,350

37,100

Monroe

21,700

24,800

27,900

30,950

33,450

Owen

19,400

22,150

24,900

27,650

29,900


Download the Section 8 Agency Housing Choice Handbook for Landlords

Download the Section 8 Agency Housing Choice Handbook for Participants