In order to be eligible for the Section 8 Program, a family's annual income must be at or below the following HUD-specified Section 8 income limits. (See exceptions immediately below table.)

Income Limits Effective 4/24/2019
Family Size
Some PBV Section 8
Public Housing
 1 $26,050 $43,400 $69,000
 2 $29,750 $49,600 $78,850
 3 $33,450 $55,800 $88,700
 4 $37,150 $61,950 $98,550
 5 $40,150 $66,950 $106,450
 6 $43,100 $71,900 $114,350
 7 $46,100 $76,850 $122,250
 8 $49,050 $81,800 $130,100

 

Exceptions: If, at the time that a family would be issued a Section 8 voucher by HACA, it meets either of the following two criteria, the Public Housing Income Limits apply (not the Section 8 income limits):

  • The family is already a participant in the Section 8 Program; or
  • The family qualifies for voucher assistance as a non-purchasing household living in HOPE 1 (public housing home-ownership), HOPE 2 (multifamily housing home-ownership) developments, or other HUD-assisted multifamily home-ownership programs.

As an example of the above, a family of 5 that is already a Public Housing tenant and has income at or below $81,200, would be income eligible for the Section 8 program.

If the family is displaced as a result of the prepayment of a mortgage or voluntary termination of a mortgage insurance contract on eligible low-income housing, an even higher income limit applies.  Contact HACA for more information.