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Section 8 Rental Certificates

A federally assisted housing program administered by local housing authorities which provides assistance in the form of rental certificates and vouchers that enable income-eligible families to find and lease approved privately owned housing where the landlord has agreed to enter into a contract with the housing authority and/or finance agency. Eligible households pay approximately 30% of their income for rent and the housing authority subsidizes the balance.

Taxonomy Code: BH-830.300-80

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