Housing Choice Voucher

Our Housing Choice Voucher Program, once known as Section 8, is all about helping families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities afford great homes in the private market. This program is fantastic for offering a helping hand by covering part of the rent directly to landlords. Whether you're looking for apartments, townhomes, or single-family homes, we've got a variety of options.


For those looking into the Housing Choice Voucher program, you have the flexibility to pick from a wide array of housing types like apartments, duplexes, single-family homes, and townhomes. To find these units, resources like Socialserve and MyApartmentMap are available. The City of Houston Super Neighborhood page is a treasure trove of information on demographics and land use to help you decide where to live, complete with a helpful map. Voucher holders typically spend 30-40% of their income on rent, ensuring the rent is reasonable and the property meets quality standards. Plus, the Family Self Sufficiency Program is there to support economic independence through services like job training and homeownership counseling.

Housing Choice Voucher FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions