December 12, 2018

Missouri HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Missouri Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Missouri 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.

Missouri HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Missouri 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 Missouri 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. Ruth says:

    I want to know how to transfer my section8 voucher to missouri from arkansas i am wanting to move to your fine state.i cant find out anything down here people in the office are very reluctant to help me and i dont understand why.So am asking y’all. thank you in advance for any info you can provide me i anxiously await your reply. i’ve been on hud since 08.

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