Housing Choice Voucher

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

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The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to help low-income families pay their rent. Eligible families select their own rental unit and pay no more than 40% of their family income towards rent. The Aitkin County HRA pays the remaining balance.

 

Those eligible for the program include:

 

  • Elderly
  • Handicapped or disabled individuals
  • Families of two or more persons
  • Single persons

 

Income guidelines do apply (see right).

 

Rental units must pass specific Housing Quality Standards and are inspected on an annual basis. Rental units that are included in the program may be: privately-owned duplexes, town homes, apartment unit cooperatives, congregate housing, single-family homes, and mobile homes that are the appropriate size for the family.

 

Fair Market Rents apply to each unit and limit the amount of rent and utilities that may be charged by the landlord (see below).

 

Section 8 Payment Standards
Figures are based upon 2017 values
Annual changes apply

Aitkin
0 Bedroom
$580
1 Bedroom
$584
2 Bedroom
$776
3 Bedroom
$1006
4 Bedroom
$1221
Mille Lacs
0 Bedroom
$535
1 Bedroom
$675
2 Bedroom
$844
3 Bedroom
$1120
4 Bedroom
$1391
 
 

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