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 4/14/2017
Family Size
Some PBV Section 8
Public Housing
 1 $24,400 $40,700 $62,750
 2 $27,900 $46,500 $71,700
 3 $31,400 $52,300 $80,650
 4 $34,850 $58,100 $89,600
 5 $37,650 $62,750 $96,800
 6 $40,450 $67,400 $103,950
 7 $43,250 $72,050 $111,150
 8 $46,050 $76,700 $118,300

 

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.