Housing Choice Voucher Program - Eligibility Criteria
To participate in MCHA's Housing Choice Voucher Program, please follow the link below and fill out the online Waiting List Application. The Waiting List Application does not guarantee eligibility for a voucher.
Application in English - HCV Waiting List
Application in Spanish - HCV Waiting List
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal government's major program for assisting low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market outside of the Keizer/Salem Urban Growth Boundary area of Marion County. The Housing Authority offers rental assistance to families that meet the eligibility requirements. To be eligible for rental assistance, a household must:
1. Meet Eligible Immigrant or Citizenship Requirements
Individuals must be U.S. citizens, or non-citizens with eligible immigration status. To receive assistance, applicants must provide evidence of citizenship or eligible immigration status.
Families are eligible for assistance as long as at least one member is a citizen, national, or eligible noncitizen. Families that include both eligible and ineligible individuals are considered
mixed families. Rental assistance for such families will be prorated based on the number of eligible immigrants and citizens in the household.
- Each family member must sign a declaration of U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. The Housing Authority is not required to report an individual's unlawful presence in the U.S. to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- All family members will be required to provide birth certificate, passport or other documentation to verify citizenship or national status.
- Eligible immigrants must fall into one of the categories specified by the regulations, and must sign a consent form to have their status verified by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The documentation required for establishing eligible noncitizen status varies depending upon factors such as the date the person entered the U.S., the conditions under which eligible immigration status has been granted, the person's age, and the date on which the family began receiving HUD-funded assistance.
2. Provide social security number information for household members as required.
- The applicant and all members of the applicant's household must disclose the complete and accurate social security number assigned to each household member, and the documentation necessary to verify each SSN.
(Note: Does not apply to noncitizens who do not contend eligible immigration status)
3. Be within Income Limits
4. Meet criminal background requirements
- HUD requires the Housing Authority to deny assistance in the following cases:
- Any household member has ever been convicted of drug-related criminal activity for the production or manufacture of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing
- Any household member is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Our commitment to fair housing provides an opportunity for all people to access our services.
Federal laws require PHAs to treat all applicants and participants equally, providing the same opportunity to access services, regardless of family characteristics and background. Federal law prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, and disability. In addition, HUD regulations provide for additional protections regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. The Marion County Housing Authority will comply fully with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, and with rules and regulations governing fair housing and equal opportunity in housing and employment.