Section 8 is a federal housing program in which vouchers are issued to qualifying individuals for the payment of rent. It includes specialized public housing communities in which these vouchers are accepted to cover the full rent each month. Individuals and families can also find their own apartment or house to rent and use a voucher where it is accepted by the landlord or property management.
Section 8 is an affordability program helping those who cannot afford to pay for their monthly rent. It has also assisted families in getting back on their feet financially.