Section 8, otherwise known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, provides housing assistance to seniors, low-income households and people with disabilities. Qualified participants can receive a housing voucher that they can use to find safe, sanitary and affordable housing in their area. Once they find an approved housing unit, the Section 8 program covers a portion of the rent. Participants are responsible for paying the remainder. This housing assistance is overseen locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). Learn more about Section 8, including how to qualify and how to apply, in our free guide.