The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as Section 8, was created by Congress in 1974.  This housing program is income-based and is designed to provide rental assistance through housing vouchers to eligible, very low income families, disabled, and elderly individuals.

Administered locally by the Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA), the vouchers allow program participants to lease the apartment or home of their choice within the city limits of Clearwater. Program participants pay only a portion of the rent, and CHA pays the balance of the rent directly to the property’s owner.

Portability Information: CHA is currently absorbing vouchers. For a listing of current payment standards, please click here. For contact information regarding portability, please click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions about CHA’s HCV Program and how you may qualify, click here.