Housing Choice Voucher Program
About the Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), also referred to as “Section 8”, is a “tenant-based” voucher program that provides tenants the opportunity to live where they choose. The Rental Assistance Division (RAD) pays the owner the difference between 30% of adjusted family income and a PHA-determined payment standard or the gross rent for the unit, whichever is lower. The family may choose a unit with a higher rent than the payment standard and pay the owner the difference not to exceed 40% of adjusted family income. All rents are subject to a comparability study of similar unassisted properties in the immediate area.
Currently, the waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) is CLOSED. If you applied during last application period check your status here.
A family in the HCVP may choose to exercise a "portability" right that allows it to use its voucher outside the boundaries of Prince George’s County jurisdiction. This, in essence, means that a family can move anywhere in the United States and its territories where there is a housing agency (HA) that administers the HCVP.