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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Information
The Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program (HAP) is a federally funded program that provides assistance to very low income families, elderly, handicapped, disabled person or other single person seeking to rent affordable housing in the private market.
Section 8 is a three-way contract, a triangle, between the Housing Authority (HA), the Owner and the participant. The participant and HA sign a Voucher Contract, the participant and owner sign the lease and the owner and HA sign a Housing Assistance Payments Contract. These three documents outline the responsibilities of each party.
The Section 8 recipient pays a portion of their income towards the rent to their landlord and the Housing Authority pays a portion to the landlord.
The Section 8 recipient chooses their own unit and location and makes application to the owner. The owner selects tenants according to their own screening criteria.
One goal of the Section 8 Program is to provide housing assistance to the participant so they can concentrate on achieving economic self-sufficiency. The Family Self-Sufficiency Unit is helping participants achieve this goal by providing education and job skills training to eligible participants.
Warning Websites charging money to assist you on the Section 8 Waiting List
We have been made aware of several websites that are charging a fee to assist persons applying for Section 8. Housing Authorities are not allowed to charge fees to persons who apply for either the Section 8 or Public Housing waiting lists. Please understand that if you have questions concerning either waiting list, you may contact the Housing Authority directly at no charge.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program in Hampton, Virginia is administered by the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA). HRHA has suspended taking applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List. A notice will be published in the Daily Press and the New Journal and Guide once we resume taking applications. If you have questions concerning the Section 8 application process, you may speak with an HRHA representative at 757-727-1111.
Already applied to Section 8?
HRHA cannot give waiting list positions because they are always subject to change. We also cannot give confirmation numbers.
Filling out an application does not guarantee your eligibility; it places you on our waiting list. You do not receive a voucher unless you are determined eligible.
You will be called up to be determined eligible as HRHA has available funds to issue vouchers. At that time, you will be asked to bring in documentation to determine your eligibility. The waiting time for call up varies with available funding and selection of those with preferences, and could be up to 10 years.
If your address changes, or if you have any changes to your application, you must make those changes in writing by completing an Applicant Update Form which is located in our office. HRHA does not forward mail.