West Valley Housing Authority

Housing Choice
Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8) allows private landlords to rent apartments and homes, at fair rental rates, to qualified very low income families with a rental subsidy administered by West Valley Housing Authority (WVHA) throughout Polk County.

How does the program work for tenants?

West Valley Housing Authority, under contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administers a rental assistance program for the areas of Polk County outside the Urban Growth Boundary of the City of Salem. The program consists of more than 700 Housing Choice Vouchers, which, dependent on funding availability, are issued to eligible families.

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How does the program work for landlords?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program allows private landlords to rent apartments and homes, at fair rental rates, to qualified very low income families with a rental subsidy administered by West Valley Housing Authority (WVHA) throughout Polk County.

“Section 8” is a common name for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. WVHA administers the Program throughout Polk County outside of the UGB of Salem.

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Section 8 WVHA Family
Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

The WVHA Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary five-year program for families with Section 8 vouchers. The program helps families become financially independent. The main goal of the program is to help families get good jobs and earn enough money so they will not need future public cash or housing assistance. Families get education, job training, and other services.

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