Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
The Section 8 Tenant Based Program administered by the Lawton Housing authority (LHA) is funded by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The purpose
of the program is to make decent, safe and sanitary housing affordable to very-low income households in the private rental market. Households that meet the eligibility
requirements normally pay approximately 30% of their adjusted monthly income toward the monthly rent and utility cost. the program pays the balance of the rent directly
to the owner of the rental property or to their appointed agent, up to the published HUD maximum amounts.
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public
housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million
households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local
housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning,
developing and managing these developments.
The Section 202 program helps expand the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly. It provides very
low-income elderly with options that allow them to live independently but in an environment that provides support activities such as
cleaning, cooking, transportation, etc.