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Philadelphia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) provides rental subsidy to qualified low-income families.  The program includes eligible participants who have completed the eligibility requirements and have leased up.  All applicants are required to have approved police background checks and income verification.  Applicants are then issued a voucher and allowed up to 120-days to locate a suitable unit anywhere in the continental United States or its territories who administer the voucher program.  The program works with private landlords who make their property available for voucher holders, however, landlords are required to complete a Family Packet and 100% of units are required to pass a Housing Quality Standard inspection and agree with rent determination prior to entering into a lease agreement.  Owners or agents must attend the "So You Want to be a Property Manager" course, which is conducted by the Institute of Real Estate Management prior to entering the program.  PHA does not assist tenants with security deposits.  Owners in the Philadelphia jurisdiction are also required to be current on all property taxes, which is verified through the City.  Tenants must sign an initial two year lease agreement with the owner and the owner must sign a Housing Assistance Contract with PHA.  Once leased, tenants pay about 30% of their monthly-adjusted income towards rent and any tenant paid utilities as determined by the lease.  The waiting list is currently closed, once the waiting list is opened, notification will be done by advertisement in all local major newspapers of general circulation and in minority media.

Income guidelines (Extremely Low):
30% of Median: 
           $15,150 for one person
                                        $17,300 for two people
                                        $19,500 for three people
                                        $21,650 for four people
                                        $23,400 for five people
                                        $25,100 for six people
                                        $26,850 for seven people
                                        $28,600 for eight people

Mon to Fri, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact Information:
Main Number: 215-684-4300
12 S 23rd Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia Housing Authority - Housing Counseling
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) provides rental subsidy to qualified low-income families.