Section 8 Rental Assistance

Section 8 Rent Assistance Program Overview

The Section 8 Rent Assistance Program utilizes the existing private rental market to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing opportunities for low income seniors, disabled individuals, families, and singles at an affordable cost. The Section 8 Program is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Section 8 Program offers expanded rent assistance opportunities to low income households by utilizing existing housing units. It enables eligible households to rent all housing types throughout the Metro HRA service area, thus avoiding a concentration of assisted housing.

The Metro HRA offers the program in communities throughout Anoka, Carver, and most of suburban Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. See a map and list of Metro HRA participating communities (pdf)