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Rental Assistance Information

Section 8 Voucher Program

The WHEDA Housing Choice Voucher Program helps families with very low to extremely low incomes rent decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing of their choice.

How to Apply

WHEDA does not distribute or accept Housing Choice Voucher applications in our office. All applications are handled by the agencies with whom we contract. Any requests for applications or questions regarding the status of an application should be directed to our agents. Please refer to the agent list.

An application will ask for the names and Social Security Numbers of all family members who will reside in the unit, family income and assets and other pertinent information.

Waiting Lists

Placement on a waiting list is based on the time and date of application.

Unreasonably long waiting lists can be closed by the agent maintaining it. Applications are not accepted in counties with closed waiting lists. When a waiting list is opened announcements are published in the local newspapers.

Moving with a Voucher

A WHEDA voucher holder may not move during their first year (twelve months) term. After that year, the family may move to any district that has a voucher program, subject to funding limitations. The WHEDA program limits moves to one every twelve months.


A household's annual income may not exceed established limits. The program's income limits are published by HUD on a yearly basis and vary by city or county.

Program eligibility is determined by:

  • the number of members in a household,
  • a family's gross annual income, and
  • criminal background checks.

Once an application has been submitted the agency will verify the information given to determine eligibility.

Informational Links

HUD Office of Public & Indian Housing