HCV – Section 8

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or Section 8 Program provides assistance for low-income families in the private rental market through the Housing Assistance Payments Program. Housing Choice Voucher holders select a unit from the private rental market. Rental assistance makes market rate housing affordable. Program participants normally pay no more than 30% of their monthly-income.

The Huntsville Housing Authority administers approximately 1,606 vouchers. With a voucher, a family is able to select a home in the private rental market. If the family chooses to move, the assistance is transferable. All housing must be inspected by HHA and meet Housing Quality Standards. Adjusted income towards rent and utilities. The Housing Assistance Program subsidizes the balance of the rent to the property owner.

The HCV Program only accepts applications on a periodic basis due to turnover and/or additional funding restraints. After all applications have been accepted a “lottery” drawing takes place to determine applicants position on the list. Families are then selected from a waiting list after all requirements are met, a contract is executed and assistance begins.

The exact dates, times, and locations that applications will be taken will be posted on this website and advertised in the newspapers and on radio stations. For more information about Huntsville Housing Authority’s Assisted Housing Department, please call (256) 532-5679.

Paula BinghamHCV Director