House Choice Voucher (Section 8)

Thank you for your interest in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) administered by the Collier County Housing Authority.  HCV program provides vouchers for eligible low-income individuals or families. Rent subsidies allow families to pay a reasonable share of their income toward rent while the program, within specific limits, makes up the difference. Find your own place and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent.

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Rental Assistance

Section 8 Rental Assistance, also called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by Housing Authorities.  The program allows qualified applicants the freedom to choose quality privately owned housing throughout their community while maintaining rent payments that they can afford.  Vouchers are issued to participants in the amounts based upon composition of income and family size. Participants can choose any type of housing as long as it meets HUD’s Housing Quality Standards and the rent charged is found to be reasonable as compared to the fair market for a comparable unit.

As with any renter, participants may be screened by landlords, and are responsible for security deposits and enter into a formal lease agreement.  Participants are responsible for paying a predetermined portion of their rent directly to the landlord.  Generally, participants are required to pay 30% of their adjusted income toward rent.  Participants are not permitted to pay more than 40% of their adjusted income toward rent.  The CCHA pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord each month in the form of a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP).

Participants relocating outside of the jurisdiction of the Housing Authority that administers their voucher may have their voucher transferred anywhere in the United States where an accepting agency operates a Section 8 Program

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Eligibility

CFR 3560.152

(a) General requirements. Except as specified in paragraph (b) of this section, a tenant eligible for occupancy in Agency-financed housing must either:
(1) Be a United States citizen or qualified alien, and
(2) Qualify as a very low-, low-, or moderate-income household; or

Waiting List

At this time, HCV (Section-8) Waiting List is Closed.  Eligible individuals are removed from the waiting list as a voucher becomes available.

The Collier County Housing Authority will publicly advertise specific dates and times when the waiting list opens.  If your name is currently on the CCHA waiting list, it is important that we have accurate contact information for you.

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DOWNLOAD our current HCV (Section 8) Utility Allowances:
FPL 
LEE County Electric