Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Questions & Answers

  • What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
    The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) is a federally funded program established to assist very low-income families, elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Housing assistance is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of a participating family.
  • How do I apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
    At this time, the waiting lists for both the Project-Base and Tenant-Base vouchers are closed.
  • Can I apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program even if the waitlists are not open?
    You can ONLY apply when waitlists are OPEN. There is no process to apply to a waitlist that is not opened.
  • How to Property Owners list their properties with the HCV Program?
    Property Owners who would like to lease to HCV participants should list their property at www.gosection8.com. Participants will contact you directly for information about the property.
  • How do I report fraud?
    Should you become aware of any fraudulent activity by a JPHSDD employee, HCV participant, or landlord please report it to our offices at the number below. All reports are kept confidential.