The Housing Choice Voucher

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as Section 8, was created by Congress in 1974.  This housing program is income-based and is designed to provide rental assistance through housing vouchers to eligible, very low income families, disabled, and elderly individuals.

Administered locally by the Portland Housing Authority (PHA), the vouchers allow program participants to lease the apartment or home of their choice within the city limits of Portland and Cromwell. Program participants pay only a portion of the rent, and PHA pays the balance of the rent directly to the property’s owner.

Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standard

 Bedroom Type Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
Utilities Included $900 $1100 $1360 $1690 $1980

Portability Information: PHA is NOT absorbing vouchers, but billing agencies.  For contact information regarding portability, or have questions regarding the program please contact our Section 8 Coordinator.

Susan Nellis at 860-342-1688 ext.113 or Snellis@portlandha.org

Section 8 Wait list is closed.