Housing Choice Voucher aka Section 8
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, formerly known as Section 8, receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer a rental voucher program to qualified low-income persons and families.
Huntington Housing Authority’s HCV Program services the diverse communities on Long Island (see list below). A participating family is generally required to pay approximately 30% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities.
Housing assistance payments are based on the affordability of the individual/family (family income, family size, income deductions, utility responsibility, and the requested contract rent). Additional rent reasonableness tools are available under leasing.