The Waiting List for the HCV program is currently closed
Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as “Section 8”) is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant chooses any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
The waiting list for this program is currently closed.
Vouchers are limited to low-income families and individuals. WHA determines eligibility based on:
- Annual gross income;
- Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and
- U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If a family is eligible, WHA will also do a criminal background check on all adult applicants.
Housing Choice Voucher Forms
Wilson Area Landlords and Affordable Housing Providers
FY 2022 Income Limits for Wilson County
To find the income limits for Wilson County click on the tab that says Click Here for FY2021 IL documentation. To qualify for the housing choice voucher program a household must qualify under the extremely low or very low income limits.
Current Voucher Payment Standards – Effective Oct. 1, 2023
2023-2024 Utility Allowance – Effective Oct. 1, 2023
Housing Choice Voucher VAWA Forms