SONY DSCThe Housing Choice Voucher Program (or, Section 8 Housing Vouchers) is a federal program that supports low- and moderate-income households by providing assistance with rent payments. Voucher recipients must still pay a minimum of 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income toward rent; the program provides the remaining rental payment required under the rental contract.

Waiting lists for this program are typically very long, but individuals and families are encouraged to place their names on the list. Once approved for a housing voucher, the individual or family may retain the voucher as long as they are in compliance with all requirements.

Housing vouchers are designed to help individuals and families in need of housing support to access safe, sanitary and decent housing available in the private rental market. The private property owner needs to be willing to cooperate with voucher-assisted tenants. All units should comply with Housing Quality Standards set by the federal government to be eligible for the program.

Call 218-847-5641 or 888-847-7404 and ask to be placed on the list for the Rental Assistance Program in Becker County.

Find out more on ourĀ Frequently Asked Questions page for the program’s income limits.