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Across the United States, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program has helped more than 1.7 million low-income families afford decent housing in the private rental market. The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles provides rental assistance to over 20,000 of these families in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. The Section 8 application for this Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program assists eligible families affordable, safe, decent, high-quality rental housing. Participants rent housing from private landlords and pay a portion of their income towards rent. The Housing Authority subsidizes the difference in monthly payments directly to the owner. Owners, participants and the Housing Authority work together to make this three-way-partnership a success.
The Housing Authority's responsibilities in administering the program include: Maintaining the waiting list,Determining eligibility and level of assistance, Calculating rent portion, Conducting annual re-determinations; Briefing tenants on finding a rental unit, Contracting with owners, Ensuring that contracted unit rents are reasonable, Conducting unit housing quality standard inspections, Ensuring tenant and owner compliance with program rules (and terminating contracts and assistance if necessary), Making housing assistance payments to owners, and Processing assisted families moving into and out of the jurisdiction through portability. A section 8 application can only be completed when applications are being accepted by the housing authority, which is very infrequent.
The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program provides a federally funded housing-assistance payment ("Section 8 voucher") to eligible families and individuals. Rather than being provided with a specific unit at a subsidized housing site, Section 8 participant-tenants are free to use their voucher to locate and contract for housing from a network of participating landlords throughout the Los Angeles area.
NEW SERVICE FOR PROPERTY PROVIDERS!
The Los Angeles Housing Authority has contracted with Socialserve.com, the nation's leading affordable housing listing and locator service, to manage property listings for the Section 8 Program.
This is a free service and will also make your vacancy listings available to agencies and individuals throughout Los Angeles County through the Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center. In future months, the County will be doing additional promotion of the website that will further increase the visibility and marketing of your property listings.
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PLEASE NOTE: Tenants may call toll free 1-877-428-8844 to access the listings if they cannot access a computer.
The City Of Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Assistance Program:
About City of Los Angeles Section 8
This information is from Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
For further information on a City Section 8 application please visit the Los Angeles Housing Authority.
The County Of Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Assistance Program:
About County of Los Angeles-Section 8
This information is from Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.
For further information on County Section 8 please visit LACDC.org
*SECTION 8 REGISTRATIONS FOR CITY AND COUNTY OF ARE NOW CLOSED. Due to a lack of Federal funding, the Housing Authority City of Los Angeles and County are closed for new registrations for the Section 8 Program and is not issuing any new vouchers at this time. Once the wait list is open CHIRP/LA will post that information on the NEWS section of our home page