Wednesday, April 16, 2014   

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a program funded through the Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) that provides rent subsidies so eligible families can afford rent for decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

The family may rent a unit anywhere in Brunswick County from an individual, company, or organization that runs a certificate or voucher program.

Eligibility

To be eligible for rental assistance, an applicant must be a "family", must be income eligible (see below), and must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen who has eligible immigration status.

Income Limits

Income limitations are based on annual income. These amounts are established by HUD and published yearly. The 2000 maximum income limits for Brunswick County are listed below.

INCOME LIMITS
Household Size Annual Income
1 $15,950
2 $18,250
3 $20,500
4 $22,800
5 $24,600
6 $26,450
7 $28,250
8 $30,100

How To Apply

Families who wish to apply for Section 8 assistance must complete a written preliminary application and submit it to Public Housing during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM) or by mail.

[Preliminary Section 8 Application (pdf format)]

Families are placed on a waiting list. Their position on the list is based on the application date and time.

Owner Outreach

The Public Housing Agency welcomes the participation of property owners who have decent, safe, and sanitary housing units available. The agency maintains a bulletin board that lists interested landlords and their property available for the Section 8 housing program. If you are a property owner who would like to participate in this program, call the Public Housing office at 910-253-2222.

If you are a landlord and would like to receive a Section 8 Landlord Handbook, please call our office.


For more information about Section 8, visit HUD's Section 8 web page.