The Section 8 rental assistance program is one of the federal
government's major programs for helping very low income families
obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. In the public housing
program, HABD is the landlord. In the Section 8 Program, HABD
provides families with financial assistance so that the family
can afford a unit owned by a private landlord.
8 families represent thousands of persons seeking affordable housing.
HABD Section 8 funding currently represents over 4,000 families.
goal is to expand housing opportunities for Section 8 families
in areas that have not traditionally participated in the Section
8 program. This goal also includes improving rental assistance
in other quality, well-maintained residential and multi-unit neighborhoods.