Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Q&A
What is a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)?
The Housing Choice Voucher program allows a family of low to moderate income to rent an apartment or house anywhere in the community.
How can I get a Housing Choice Voucher?
Currently, the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is CLOSED.
How long will I have to be on the waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher?
Depending upon your preferences selected on the application and funding available, wait could be six (6) months to six (6) years.
How will I know I am at the top of the waiting list?
The HACF will send you a letter asking for more information in order to qualify you for the Housing Choice Voucher program. After you are qualified, you must attend an intake meeting.
How do I qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher program?|
The HACF will use the income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the local preferences established in our administrative plan. The local preferences are for those who are elderly, disabled, employed, going to school or veterans that live, work or go to school in Frederick City/County.
What is an intake meeting?
The HACF will review your responsibilities as a voucher holder, tell you the amount of rent you should look for and issue your voucher.
How long will I keep the voucher?
As long as your income is not sufficient for you to pay 100% of your rent and utilities, you have not violated the program's rules and funding is available, you will keep the voucher indefinitely.