Section 8 Made Simple: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program to Assist People With Disabilities

Section 8 Made Simple is not a manual for Public Housing Agencies to learn how to administer the Section 8 program. Rather, it is a guide to help understand how the Section 8 program can be used to meet the specific housing needs of people with disabilities. With this information, people with disabilities, their families, advocates, and service providers will be more prepared to effectively engage Public Housing Agency staff and help people with disabilities successfully participate in the Section 8 program. This guidebook is intended to be comprehensive. As a result, the amount of information may seem overwhelming. However, in order to be effective in accessing and utilizing Section 8 housing assistance, it is important to understand the rules and regulations that shape the program and to know who establishes these policies. This information can be used to influence Section 8 policies and housing decisions made at the local, state, and federal levels so that people with disabilities will have more access to Section 8 assistance. (Authors)

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