Section 8

Section 8 Local Program

As of September 4, 2019, the Waiting List is Closed

The Section 8 program is a federally-funded program that provides rental assistance for very low-income families in the private rental market. The Housing Authority and the program participant each pay a portion of the rent to the Owner of the property. 

VOUCHER HOLDERS select a unit from the private rental market. Rental assistance makes market rate housing affordable. Assistance is based on a formula, but program participants normally pay no more than 40% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities.

Important Notice To Potential Applicants: 
Applications for the Section 8 Program can ONLY be accepted after the Housing Authority has announced that the "Waiting List" is "Open".   The waiting list for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently CLOSED. When Vernon Housing Authority opens the waiting list, it will be announced on this website, advertised through public notice in the local newspaper and at 2-1-1.

In search of housing in the Town of Vernon?

The waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently CLOSED. However, we are accepting applications for the Public Housing Program and the Pitkat Congregate Living Center. Please review the details of each program to see if you or your family qualify. Be advised that all housing sites under the Vernon Housing Authority are subject to a waiting list at this time.  

Public Housing and Congregate Housing Waiting Lists are OPEN! Click here to request an application