Rental Homes Accepting Section 8
To receive a Section 8 Housing Voucher, you must be selected in our lottery and successfully complete the application process. The lottery is currently closed with no scheduled opening date. Please visit our website or information hotline, 720-564-4627, for lottery opening dates.
BHP does not discriminate based on disability in admission, access, or operations of programs. If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities and require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact the 504/ADA Coordinator at 720-564-4610.
Applying for Section 8 online
Each of the 3 Section 8 programs explained in this article – the Housing Choice Voucher Program, the Project-Based Housing Program, and the Homeownership Program – works in a different way. Below we will explain how each program works.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also called tenant-based Section 8, is the largest Section 8 program. This program helps low-income people pay rent for privately owned housing. With the help of this program, you pay about 30% of your monthly household income and the government pays the rest. Once you get a Section 8 voucher, you can take it (when you move) to another city or state, as long as there is a PHA that can take care of the voucher in the area where you want to live.
Most people who participate in the Section 8 voucher program get apartments or single-family homes, but if you have a disability, you may also be able to use your voucher to pay the cost of a group home, congregate housing, congregate housing, rooming house, or assisted living facility. To pay the cost of one of these special types of housing, you must apply for it as a reasonable accommodation. If the PHA does not want to authorize this, call a Work Incentive Consultant or contact your regional HUD office.
Section 8 Income Table 2021
You may apply for a voucher from the D.C. Housing Authority. (DCHA), 1133 North Capitol St. NE. To apply, you can make an appointment with the Client Placement Division by calling (202) 435-3245. Or you may also request it by mail. You cannot make this request in person unless you have an appointment.
You will pay rent or rent, based on your income. Your rent will be set at approximately 30 percent of your income. You may pay less than 30 percent rent if you also pay your own utilities (electricity, gas, and/or water).
Yes. DCHA sets a maximum rent (called the “payment standard”) for each number of rooms. This amount equals the maximum “value” of your voucher. DCHA will not normally approve a unit with a rent that is higher than the payment standard.
In Section 8 housing, as in other housing, the landlord is responsible for the maintenance of your home, as outlined in the housing code. If you have a voucher and the landlord does not make repairs, you can report the problem to DCHA. DCHA will send an inspector to look at your home.
Section 8 in Spanish
Let’s start by understanding what a subsidized rent is. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps very low-income, low-income, and moderate-income people rent properties in two main ways. (HUD) helps very low-income, low-income, or moderate-income people rent properties in two main ways:
If you purchase a home through this program, you will use approximately 30% of your family’s adjusted monthly income for your monthly mortgage payment. The government will cover the remainder of the monthly mortgage payment. When the mortgage is paid in full, you will own the home and the government will no longer assist you. You will no longer participate in the Section 8 program, but that doesn’t matter because you will own your home and have no outstanding debt to the government for it!
IDAs help low-income people raise money to use for a business, education, or housing.How to build assets and wealthGet information on how to build your savings while you work.