Section 8 Housing

Privately Owned Rental Housing

The Section 8 Rental Voucher Program increases affordable housing choices for very low-income households by allowing families to choose privately owned rental housing. The Public Housing Authority (PHA) generally pays the landlord the difference between 30% of household income and the PHA-determined payment standard - about 80%-100% of the fair market rent (FMR).

About the Voucher

Your rent payment is based on your income. The voucher will pay anything above 30% of your adjusted monthly income up to an established limit. For example, if you earn $2,000 per month and the home you want rents for $900 per month, you would pay $600 and the voucher would cover the difference of $300 as long as the fair market rent for your area is equal to or greater than $900.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency at 563.264.1554.