Section 8 Program provides families with a "Housing Choice Voucher", to provide very-low income families affordable housing choices. The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's 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. Unlike public housing assistance apartments which have specific locations, the family who has a housing voucher is free to take that voucher anywhere in the country to lease private housing; as long as the housing meets the requirements of the program: safe, decent, and affordable.
NBHA is currently managing a housing choice voucher assistance program of approximately 905 vouchers.