In order to be eligible for the Section 8 Program, a family's annual income must be at or below the following HUD-specified Section 8 income limits. (See exceptions immediately below table.)

Income Limits Effective 4/1/2020 
Family Size
Some PBV Section 8
Public Housing
 1 $27,450 $45,700 $73,100
 2 $31,350 $52,200 $83,550
 3 $35,250 $58,750 $94,000
 4 $39,150 $65,250 $104,400
 5 $42,300 $70,500 $112,800
 6 $45,450 $75,700 $121,150
 7 $48,550 $80,950 $129,500
 8 $51,700 $86,150 $137,850
 9 $54,800 $91,350 $146,150
10 $57,950 $96,550 $154,500
11 $61,050 $101,800 $162,850
12 $64,200 $107,000 $171,200

 

Exceptions: If, at the time that a family would be issued a Section 8 voucher by HACA, it meets either of the following two criteria, the Public Housing Income Limits apply (not the Section 8 income limits):

  • The family is already a participant in the Section 8 Program; or
  • The family qualifies for voucher assistance as a non-purchasing household living in HOPE 1 (public housing home-ownership), HOPE 2 (multifamily housing home-ownership) developments, or other HUD-assisted multifamily home-ownership programs.

As an example of the above, a family of 5 that is already a Public Housing tenant and has income at or below $112,800, would be income eligible for the Section 8 program.

If the family is displaced as a result of the prepayment of a mortgage or voluntary termination of a mortgage insurance contract on eligible low-income housing, an even higher income limit applies.  Contact HACA for more information.