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Section 8

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides financial housing assistance to eligible low-income families based upon income. The amount the family pays for rent and utilities will generally not exceed 30% to 40% of total household income. Family income must be within HUD guidelines for household size in order to qualify. Owners of rental properties must comply with HUD program requirements. The rent for a property must be reasonable and must pass the HUD Housing Quality Standards. The Taylor Housing Commission currently assists approximately 900 families. More information may be obtained through the HUD website at www.hud.gov. Search: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

The Taylor Housing Commission (THC) administers 981 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV’s). The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is commonly known as Section 8. In order to receive a voucher, a family must first apply to be added to the Waiting List. Applications for the Waiting List are only occasionally accepted, as the THC has a need to fill the Waiting List. AT ALL OTHER TIMES THE WAITING LIST REMAINS CLOSED, AND APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

On the occasions that the waiting list is opened, the THC will advertise in advance (In both print and electronic media) that the list will soon be opening, usually at least 15 days in advance. The best way to be informed of when the list will open is to check this website frequently.

Once an applicant reaches the top of the Waiting List, they are contacted to attend an entrance briefing, where their eligibility is verified, a voucher is issued and search for suitable housing begins.

 

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