06 Mar Housing Quality Standards
Having a good place to live is important. Through your Public Housing Agency (or PHA) the Section 8
Certificate Program and the Housing Voucher Program help you to rent a good place. You are free to
choose any house or apartment you like, as long as it meets certain requirements for quality. Under
the Section 8 Certificate Program, the housing cannot cost more than the Fair Market Rent. However,
under the Housing Voucher Program, a family may choose to rent an expensive house or apartment
and pay the extra amount. Your PHA will give you other information about both programs and the way
your part of the rent is determined. Read more viewing the form below.