Section 8

Section 8 Voucher Program

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. 

Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

The Housing Authority of the City of Chester administers approximately 269 Vouchers.  

If a family is eligible, the Authority will check references to ensure that the family will be a good tenant. The Authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the community's environment.

If you are interested in applying for a voucher or finding out more about the program, please contact our Office at (803) 581-6981. 

FY 2015 Income Limits Summary
FY 2015
Income Limit Area 
Median Income  FY 2015
Income Limit
Category 
Persons In Family 
 
Chester 
County 
 
 $44,500
  1  5  8
Very Low
(50%)
Income Limits($)
(Section 8) 
| 16,100 | 18,400 | 20,700| 22,950 | 24,800| 26,650 | 28,500| 30,300
                 
 Extremely Low
(60%)
Income Limits($)
(Public Housing) 
| 12,060 |  16,240 | 20,420| 22,950 | 24,800 | 26,650 | 28,500 | 30,300
                 
Low
(80%)
Income Limits($) 
| 25,700 |  29,400 | 33,050 | 36,700 | 39,650 | 42,600 | 45,550 | 48,450