This program allows very low-income families to choose and lease privately-owned rental housing and serves approximately 2,000 low-income households in Salt Lake County every year.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federal program that provides rental assistance to very low-income families (i.e. 70 percent of the families must have incomes at or below 30 percent of area median income). The HCV Program is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and is administered by a public housing authority, such as the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (HACSL).
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The Housing Authority has two different types of rental subsidies, tenant-based and project-based programs. Both programs have similar income-based admission requirements set by HUD. Households with a tenant-based subsidy have a voucher that allows them to move from one place to another. Those in the project-based programs live in a building in which the units are subsidized. If a tenant moves from the building, they lose their rental subsidy. Generally, those in the project-based programs and some tenant-based programs for special populations are referred by various agencies and building owners to the Housing Authority, which confirms that they meet all the Section 8 eligibility requirements. Households on the Housing Voucher tenant-based program come from the Housing Authority’s waiting list of applicants. HACSL currently has funding for 2,144 units.