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Section 8

Definition

HUD housing program providing operating subsidy to private owners of rental units housing low-income tenants. Tenants pay 30 percent of household income for rent, with the Section 8 program paying the remainder of the rent to the landlord. Section 8 subsidies may be in the form of vouchers, which individual tenants use in units they find on the private rental market, or project-based subsidies, which remain with an particular rental unit.

Where to Find Data on this Site

  1. The Housing Market Characteristics section of the Profiles area includes a table for HUD Fair Market Rent, which is used to set limits on rent for Section 8-subsidized units.
  2. The Public Housing-Agencies provides information about the public housing agencies (PHAs) that serve Florida communities. Users may choose a geographic area and receive contact information and the number of public housing units and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for PHAs serving that area.
  3. Public Housing Authorities: An Analysis of Practices and Resources for Serving Persons with Disabilities is a 2003 written report available for download that includes data and analysis on the use of Section 8 vouchers by persons with disabilities.

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