Section 8 is a federally funded rental assistance program provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for very low income families, especially those who fit one or more of a number of specific local preferences.
Very low income renters. Applicants must verify anticipated 12 months' income and meet income requirements.
Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, renters select their own unit from Citrus County rental market. Renters initially pay between 30% - 40% of their adjusted monthly income for rent. Housing Services pays the remaining balance of the rent to the landlord.
The Section 8 Voucher program is now closed with over 100 people on the waitlist. The only way a voucher opens up is if a person passes away, is terminated from the program, or voluntarily leaves the program. Therefore, it is unknown when it might open up again for new applicants.
> Wait List Telephone: (800) 771-5106
For local affordable rental housing complexes, please check our Affordable Rental Housing Complexes list. When calling, it is recommended that you ask them if they have any "rental assistance" units available. These units work as close to the Section 8 program as possible, the only difference is, you can only live at that complex.