Section 8 is a federal housing assistance program that may help you access safe, decent housing at an affordable rate. To qualify, your family’s income must fall within a designated limit. If you are approved, you will be placed on a waiting list for a voucher, which you can use to rent an affordable apartment or home in your Public Housing Authority’s jurisdiction. Section 8 serves low-income families, elderly adults and certain disabled individuals. If you think you may qualify for housing assistance, you can apply with your local PHA. Learn more about Section 8 by downloading our free guide.