Section 8 HCV

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides housing assistance for qualified low-income families in the rental market. Voucher holders are able to select a unit from the private rental market.  As long as their housing choice meets reasonable rent requirements determined by ECHA, program participants pay no more than 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and utilities. The housing assistance payment subsidizes the balance of the rent to the property owner. ECHA administers the federal HCV Program, more commonly known as Section 8, currently allowing more than 600 families to choose and lease safe, decent and affordable privately-owned housing in East Chicago, Indiana.