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Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)

Our Section 8 Program, now known as the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, enables low-income families in the Charlotte area to rent safe housing that is affordable in the private market through funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. By enrolling in the program you will receive a voucher that allows a portion of your rent to be paid directly to the property manager or property owner by CHA. 

Read more about our Housing Choice Voucher Program below to see if you qualify.

What happens when you qualify?

Once your name is pulled from the wait list, if a CHA preference has been applied for, a letter will be sent to you that your preference should be verified.


If the preference cannot be verified, your name will go back on the wait list in order of the date and time in which the application was submitted.


If the preference can be verified, a package of paperwork to complete will be sent with a deadline to submit the requested information.


Once deemed eligible, you will receive a letter providing a date and time of your voucher briefing.


At the briefing, you will attend a Good Neighbor Training and be issued a voucher with qualifying amounts. 


Upon issuance of the voucher, you will receive a Request For Tenancy Approval package to start their housing search.



Related Downloads

Characteristics of CHA's HCV Waiting List - 2015


2016 HCVP Administrative Plan Final Revisions


2016 Income Limits


HCV Rental Payment Standards - June, 2016


Fall 2016 Housing Providers' Newsletter


Family Income Change Reporting Form


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Key Contacts

Kamilah Booker

Admissions and Portability Manager

(704) 336-5616

Chiara Hankerson

Inspections Manager

(704) 336-5350

Sue Maciejewski

Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program

(704) 336-7314

Gwenarda Isley

Occupancy Manager


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