The Section 8 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.
Section 8 vouchers are administered locally by the City. The Housing and Redevelopment Division receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Section 8 program.
A family that is issued a Section 8 voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Housing and Redevelopment Division on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
- Agreement for Mutual Rescission of Lease
- Are you a Victim of Housing Discrimination? English | Spanish
- Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice English | Spanish
- Change Report Form English, Spanish
- Enterprise Income Verification and You Brochure English | Spanish
- Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System Brochure English | Spanish
- Arizona Attorney General: Fair Housing
- Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Contract of Participation English | Spanish
- FSS Escrow Account Credit Worksheet English | Spanish
- Fighting Fair Housing Discrimination, One family's story English | Spanish
- Full Application - For annual re-exam English | Spanish
- General Complaint Form - English | Spanish
- Good Place To Live - HUD English | Spanish
- How Your Rent is Determined - HUD English | Spanish
- Housing Assistance Payment Contract - HUD English | Spanish
- Informal Review for Applicants Only - English | Spanish
- Portability Request
- Reasonable Accommodation Form
- Request for Hearing - English | Spanish
- Request For Tenancy Approval - HUD English | Spanish
- Section 8 Intent to Move
- Tenancy Addendum English | Spanish
- Things You Should Know - HUD
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Notice - English | Spanish
- Housing Choice Voucher - HUD English | Spanish
- Zero Income Complete Packet English | Spanish
Free Vacancy Listing
Advertising and locating property has never been easier The Housing and Redevelopment Division has partnered with Gosection8.com, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Section 8 tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market.
This is a free service. Tenants will contact the landlords of the properties they are interested in. Landlords may upgrade this service for a fee and receive information about the tenants reviewing their unit. It is recommended that landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!
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- Arizona Residential and Tenant Act - Arizona Dept of Housing website
- Briefing Packet for Owners - Housing Choice Voucher Program
- City of Chandler Tax and License Application
- City of Chandler Guidelines for Rentals Brochure
- Direct Deposit Enrollment Form
- Arizona Attorney General: Fair Housing
- Notification of Housing Assistance Payment Contract Change Regarding Foreclosure
- Housing Quality Standards Checklist
- Housing Quality Standards Inspection - Commonly Failed Items
- Section 8 - Key Steps in Leasing
- W-9 form - IRS website
- 10 Most Common Fair Housing Mistakes
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