Description: You must apply to the Public Housing Authority to be deemed eligible for a Section 8 Vouchers and Public Housing. Section 8 is a government-funded program that helps low-income households pay the rent on private, market-rate rental units. Once you receive a voucher from a Housing Authority, you search and find a unit, within certain requirements. The rent you pay will be 30%-40% of your household’s adjust gross income. The rest will be paid by the voucher. If you want to move, the voucher moves with you. Public Housing is a government-funded program that provides rental housing to low-income households. Renters in Public Housing units pay 30% of their income for rent* while some units may have a low fixed rent amount. Some of the buildings are older and more basic. This subsidy generally stays with the building; when you move; out you no longer have the rental assistance. * Example of rent at 30% of income: Household with one full-time worker at $7.25/hour might pay $348 per month.

Who is Eligible: Individuals and families are eligible to apply if they fall within the income limits. You must not have been convicted of a crime within the last 3 years.

Application Process: Contact the housing authority where you want to get on a Section 8 Voucher waiting list or on a Public Housing list (you may need to wait until the list opens).

Contact Information: Phone- 651-602-1428 (find your local Public Housing Authority) E-mail- Hours-Monday-Friday 8-4:30.