Requirements What is the Section 8 Program?
Section 8 is a Federal housing program which provides rental assistance to low and moderate income families. As program participants, the housing assistance enables the families to choose the suitable unit in the private market that meets their personal needs and to pay a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 40% of their adjusted monthly income toward the total monthly rent.

How do I become a Section 8 Landlord and what are the requirement?
The Division of Leased Housing Program has established an apartment listing, and they are available to the public on a daily basis. As a landlord, you can place your apartment on our listing free of charge. The following are some of the requirements for Section 8 Landlords:
  • Must agree to a minimum of one year lease
  • The proposed unit must meet Housing Quality Standard and State Sanitary code.
  • Proposed rent cannot be more than the rent charged for unassisted units
  • Must agree to maintain the unit and premises in accordance with the Housing Quality Standards.
  • Must not discriminate against the Tenant Family in the provision of services or in any manner, on the grounds of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex handicap or national origin.