July 10, 2020

West Virginia HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

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

West Virginia HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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. psrottie says:

    my friend has no income but has an appeal pending for his disability under SSI; would HUD cover the full amount of his rent for an appartment that included all utilities

  2. Crystal Redman says:

    I would like to know if you are on the Section 8 program in WV and your child which is a high school student gets a job do you need to turn that income in and would you still be able to be on the program?

  3. melissa says:

    i have an 81 year old grandma who has fallen and broken her ribs and can longer live in her home. where do i go to find information on finding her housing?

  4. charmaine carter says:

    if i have a west virginia voucher and can’t find a place there could i tranfer my voucher over to another state that has apartment available

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