Section 8 Assistance
Housing Choice Voucher
The Housing Choice Voucher program is a rent subsidy program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO). The program assists low-income families with their rental payments and enables such individuals to afford decent housing. This program is commonly known as “Section 8.”
Under this program, participants pay a portion of the rent directly to the owner/agent. The tenant’s rent portion is determined by their income. Under this program, residents cannot pay more in rent than is determined by HASCO. HASCO makes up the difference between what the resident pays in rent and the total Contract Rent, by making a payment directly to the owner on behalf of the resident. Participants initially pay 30% to 40% of their adjusted income for rent and utilities.
Thank you for your interest or participation in the Section 8 program.
We encourage owners to attend one of our tenant Group Briefings if you are new to the Program; ask your Housing Coordinator.