Section 8 (Rental Assistance)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) is a federal housing assistance program managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered at the local level by public housing agencies, including Pensacola Housing. The HCV program allows very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. It is frequently referred to as the Section 8 program, in reference to the portion of the U.S. Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 under which the original subsidy program was authorized. The United States Code covers this program in Title 42, Chapter 8, Section 1437f.

Pensacola Housing administers the housing choice voucher program throughout Escambia County, Florida.


The City of Pensacola Housing Office is pleased to now offer HAPCheck. This secure service offers landlords faster access to housing assistance payment (HAP) information. 
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