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What is Section 8

Avail affordable quality housing with Section 8 on the Housing Act of 1937. Section 8 which is also termed as "Housing Choice Voucher Program" is a government program created to aid families of low income an access to quality housing. There are numbers of terms or "family obligations" created to maintain the voucher. A highly detailed report to the PHA or Public Housing Agency is done annually on changes like household income, family composition so that the applicable rental unit size limitation is met.

Applicants who are eligible for a housing voucher are based on their total annual gross income and family size. US citizens and non-citizens who have legitimate imigration status are qualified.

There is a provision for disabled people who have a Section 8 subsidized dwelling to have their rent frozen for a specified time if they are working part-time below a certain amount of money. This is called the Earned Income Disallowance or Earned Income Disregard (EID) and is stipulated under US 24 CFR 5.617, "Self-sufficiency incentives for persons with disabilities-Disallowance of increase in annual income".