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Resource Title: Section 8 Made Simple: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program to Assist People with Disabilities (2nd edition)


Product Developer: Non-Governmental Organization icon

Product Type: Guidebooks

Date Completed: June 2003

Author/Organization: Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.


This guidebook is intended for people with disabilities, their families, and service providers seeking comprehensive information on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. It provides information on how to engage public housing agency staff to help people with disabilities participate in the Section 8 program. It includes an overview of the Section 8 program, a description of how it is administered, an explanation of the application and waiting list processes, and details on household eligibility and rent subsidies. It also includes overviews of the housing search process, the federal fair housing laws, the project-based rental assistance component of the program, and the Pilot Program for Homeownership Assistance for Disabled Families.

Keywords: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, Pilot Program for Homeownership Assistance, public housing agencies, disabled family, disabled household


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