HCV (SECTION 8)

THE HCV PROGRAM (SECTION 8) ALLOWS LOW INCOME CITIZENS TO FIND THEIR OWN PLACES TO RENT IN EVANSVILLE

Voucher holders are free to choose any rental that meets requirements of the program and the landlord is willing to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Once a family finds a home that they wish to rent, EHA must inspect it to make sure that it meets HUD’s housing quality standards. EHA also checks to make sure that the rents are reasonable and within the fair market rent range for Evansville. Households assisted through the HCV Program pay 30% of their income toward the rent. EHA pays private landlords the difference between what participating households pay and the rent for the units. Through this program, over 1,400 Evansville households receive rental assistance.

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ROOM TO MOVE

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) holders can choose to be “portable.” Housing Choice Vouchers come with portability rights that allow voucher holders to leave EHA’s jurisdiction and use their voucher anywhere in the U.S. or its territories where there is a housing authority with a Housing Choice Voucher Program.

If you are a current participant of the EHA Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program and wish to move out (“port out”) of the EHA jurisdiction with your voucher, you must be in good standing with EHA. Please contact your Section 8 Housing Specialist.

Wanting to port your HCV to EHA, email hcvadmin@evansvillehousing.org, call (812) 428-8548, or fax (812) 428-8538

HCV (section 8) WAITING LIST

  • EHA’s HCV (Section 8) Waiting list is closed and we are not accepting new applicants at this time.
  • If you are currently on the list, please notify us in writing immediately if your address or phone number changes.
  • Waiting List Status: applications received on or after APRIL 3, 2018 10:21 AM