Discrimination in Section 8 Housing

DISCRIMINATION IN SECTION 8 HOUSING

Section 8, or the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is a federal housing program that provides housing assistance to low-income renters and homeowners. A type of public housing, this assistance comes in the form of rental subsidies, limiting the monthly rent payment of the assistance recipient. Rent is determined by an applicant's income. The voucher will pay anything above 30% of the adjusted monthly income, up to an established limit.1 For more information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, click here.


  1. 24 C.F.R., § 888.113.