Section 8 Housing

What is Section 8?

In the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as “Section 8”, HACSA provides rental assistance to low-income families in the private rental market. HACSA forms a partnership with families and landlords to provide housing opportunities throughout Lane County. Through the Housing Choice Voucher Program families maintain secure, quality housing in neighborhoods of their choice. Vouchers are issued as a “tenant-based” subsidy which means the rental assistance is mobile and follows the family, so it may be transferred to any city or state the tenant chooses to live.

The Housing Agency pays a fixed amount toward the rent, based on the household income and the applicable payment standard set by HACSA. Participants are responsible for finding a suitable unit which has a gross rent amount that falls within the assigned rent limits -- and can pass a HACSA Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection.

More details on the program such as who qualifies, income guidelines and information for current participants can be found using the links below.

For Section 8 staff contact information see our Contact Us pages or call our main number, 541-682-3755. General questions about Section 8 may also be submitted using the Section 8 Email Form.