Section 8

How do Section 8 HCV Housing rental payments work?

Columbus Housing Authority (CHA) enters into a Housing Assistance Payment Contract with the private landlord when a family finds an eligible unit that has passed inspection. The family enters into a lease with the private landlord. Every month, the family pays their portion of rent to the private landlord, and CHA pays our portion of [...]


Where can I use my Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher?

A family with a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) can lease a unit anywhere in the United States provided that the unit is located within the jurisdiction of a Public Housing Authority (PHA) administering a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The process by which a family obtains an HCV from one PHA and uses it [...]


What standards must Section 8 Housing meet?

Units must meet our Housing Quality Standard (HQS). CHA conducts several types of HQS inspections. Initial HQS Inspection: Every unit must pass an Initial HQS Inspection before it can be leased to a family in the Section 8 program. Annual HQS Inspection: Units leased in the Section 8 program are inspected annually to confirm they continue [...]