Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Under the Housing Choice Voucher program, very-low income families or individuals are issued a housing voucher and are able to choose their own housing, as long as it meets the requirements of the program. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by a public housing authority on behalf of the participant. The maximum amount of housing assistance is generally the difference between the actual rent and 30% of the participant’s monthly income. The family pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. For instance, if a family earns $14,000 per year, 30% of their monthly income is $350. If rent is $650 per month, the family will pay $350, and the voucher will cover the remaining $300. To be eligible, families must meet certain income criteria. Applicants must apply and be found eligible; if they meet the guidelines, they’re placed on the waiting list. Vouchers are offered in order of the waiting list and are based on availability.

Available Programs:
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher - Grand Traverse County
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher - Northern Michigan