Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program

The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program provides a monthly rental subsidy for low-income households, with rent typically 30 percent of adjusted monthly household income. The Project-Based Voucher program differs from the tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher program in that the rental subsidy is tied to the housing development, or to a unit within the development. After one year of occupancy in a project-based unit, if the tenant adheres to all lease requirements, the household is eligible for tenant-based assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program or other tenant-based assistance program.