To be eligible, the household must be a family or a single elderly person, handicapped and or disabled whose income does not exceed the area limits as set by HUD. HUD establishes annual income limits by family size. A family consists of one or two adults and children or dependents, two members of which must be related by blood, marriage, or acts of law.
This is a project-based section 8 program. Only families meeting extremely low and very low income standards are eligible for section 8 assistance in this program. Congress requires that 40% of new admissions to project-based programs be extremely low income. The remaining new admissions may not exceed the very low income limit.
Extremely Low Income = 30% of area median income. Very Low Income = 50% of area median income. Low Income = 80% of area median income.