The Section 8 voucher, also known as Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), is open to all applicants within a certain income range.
Vouchers are issued to clients to find rental units in Washoe County, and RHA will pay a portion of the client’s rent to the landlord. Client’s portion of rent/utilities is based on 30% of their adjusted monthly income (e.g., Monthly income is $1,000; rent/utilities will be about $333 per month).
Restrictions on criminal history:
- No violent/drug related criminal activity within the last 3 years. If the activity is over 3 years old, clients are subject to review by the Applicant Review Board (ARB).
Units must meet affordability test before clients can move in, and must be inspected before RHA will start paying a portion of the rent.