July 6, 2020

North Dakota HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as North Dakota Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. North Dakota Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

North Dakota HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. I needed to know if Section 8 Voucher program is what is called renter’s choice? Simply meaning does the tenant choose the house or does the HUD program?

  2. Brent G says:

    No mention was made on whether or not gettig assistance was based on the lottery system. Can you tell me more about how you get picked? Also, no mention was made on examining bank information as to how much you had in the bank is a matter or not and if you do or do not have a job moving there. Can you fill me in on some complete information not just a brief over view so I will have some answers and some sort of confidence moving to N. Dakota?

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