Section 8

Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Basic Program Requirements

What is Section 8?

The Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Program is a federally funded, locally administered rental assistance program that helps low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford decent and safe housing in the private market.

How Do I Apply?

The St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list is CLOSED.When the wait list is open, interested applicants may apply online.  The Online Portal is currently closed. If you have applied through the portal and would like to check the status of your application, click here.

Do I Qualify for Section 8?

Is your income level within the “Income Guidelines”? (see chart)

Do you have a history free of drug use/or abuse and free of alcohol abuse?

Have you been a previous resident of SLHA or another housing authority and do not have an outstanding balance with that program?

Congratulations! If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may qualify for Section 8.

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