If you are searching for affordable housing, Section 8 may be able to help. This federal housing assistance program provides you with housing vouchers that you can use to rent a home at a discounted price. To qualify for Section 8, you must meet income requirements. If you qualify and submit an application that is approved, a local Public Housing Authority (PHA) will notify you when assistance becomes available. You can use housing vouchers on any participating Section 8 home once you reach the top of your PHA’s waiting list. Learn more about Section 8 by downloading our free guide.