Section 8 Information
The Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington, IA has closed their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list until further notice. Applications on the first Thursdays if each month have been suspended until further notice.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program offers decent, and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families throughout Burlington, IA. It promotes personal, economic, and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Eligibility
The Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington, IA, is responsible for ensuring that every individual and family admitted to the Housing Choice Voucher program meets all program eligibility. This includes any individual approved to join the family after the family has been admitted to the program. The family must provide any information needed by the Agency to confirm eligibility and determine the level of the family’s assistance.
The Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington, Iowa determines eligibility for a housing voucher based on the total gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. To be eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, the applicant family must:
- Qualify as a family as defined by HUD and the Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington.
- Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits.
- Qualify on the basis of citizenship or eligible immigrant status of family members.
- Provide social security number information for family members as required.
- Consent to the Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington’s collection and use of family information as required for in Agency provided consent forms.
The Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington, Iowa must determine that the current or past behavior of household members does not include activities that are prohibited by HUD or the Agency.
HUD is required by law to set income limits that determine the eligibility of applicants for HUD’s assisted housing programs, including the Housing Choice Voucher program. The income limits are published annually and are based on HUD estimates of median family income in a particular area or county, with adjustments for family size.
Levels of Low-Income
Low-income: A family whose annual income does not exceed 80 percent of the median income for the area, adjusted for family size.
Very low-income: A family whose annual income does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for the area, adjusted for family size.
Extremely low-income: A family whose annual income does not exceed 30 percent of the median income for the area, adjusted for family size.
Income limits are used for eligibility only at admission. Eligibility is established by comparing a family’s annual income with HUD’s published income limits.
How Do I Apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
Section 8 applications are handed out the first Thursday every month at 9 -10 AM. The first 20 people will get an application.
Only the head or co-head of the family will be permitted to sign up. To sign up, you MUST have your current photo I.D. The HCVP has a local preference which gives Burlington residents a preference. A person, who requires a reasonable accommodation, may contact the Section 8 office at 319-752-4042.