Housing Choice Vouchers

Housing Choice Vouchers

Formerly Section 8

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV, formerly Section 8) is a federally funded program that provides rental assistance through approximately 13,000 vouchers, to eligible low-income individuals and families in Fresno County – enabling them to secure affordable, quality housing in diverse neighborhoods throughout Fresno County.

Eligible applicants who receive a voucher are responsible for finding an apartment or house in the private rental market.

Close to 3,000 owners of rental properties in Fresno County accept tenants who participate in the program. Rental units must meet Housing Quality Standards.

HCV families pay a portion of the rent based on their income to the landlord. The balance of the rent (up to a certain established amount) is paid to the owner by Fresno Housing.


The Voucher is the agreement between Fresno Housing and the tenant.


The Lease Agreement is between the tenant and the independent owner of rental property (landlord).


The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract is the agreement between Fresno Housing and the independent owner of the rental property (landlord).


HCV families pay at least 30% of their adjusted gross income as rent to the landlord. The balance of the rent (up to a certain established amount) is paid to the owner by Fresno Housing.


 

Applicant Briefing
Resources

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HUD Resource Locator

Additional Resources
  • AffordableHousing.com (formerly Go Section 8) View
  • Apartments.com View
  • Trulia.com View
  • Zillow.com View

Briefing Materials

  • Briefing Orientation Video View
  • Voucher Program Guidebook View
  • Voucher View
  • Tenancy Addendum View
  • Fair Housing Brochure View
  • A Good Place to Live View
  • Lead-Based Paint Brochure View
  • Housing Discrimination View
  • VAWA View
  • Commonly Missed Items View
  • Debts Owed View
  • What You Should Know About EIV View
  • Statement of Family Obligations (Certified) View
  • Income Limits | 2021 View
  • Payment Standards Effective 10/1/2021 HCV View
  • Payment Standards Effective 4/26/2021 HCV View
  • Utility Allowance | 2021 HCV View
  • Subsidy Standards View
  • Rent Affordability Calculator: Housing Choice Voucher Program Effective 10/1/2021 View
  • Rent Affordability Calculator: Housing Choice Voucher Program Effective 4/26/2021 View
  • Request for Voucher Extension View
  • Administrative Plan (City of Fresno) View
  • Administrative Plan (County of Fresno) View
  • Income Source & FAQ’s – DFEH View
  • Income Source Protection- CCLS (English) View
  • Income Source Protection- CCLS (Spanish) View
  • Income Source Protection- CCLS (Hmong) View
  • Additional Forms View