The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, formerly known as Section 8, allows low-income families to rent quality housing in the private market through federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through the HCV Program, we pay a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the Property Owner/Manager. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, you are able to find your own housing, including townhouses and apartments. You have the choice to select any housing that meets the requirements of the program throughout the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. In general, waiting lists for Income Based housing are shorter than for vouchers. Many waiting lists are long and some are closed, including Charlotte’s.
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