The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
The Council of Community Services acts as a place for individuals to come for assistance in accessing and applying for Section 8 vouchers. The housing choice voucher program places the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. A very low-income family is selected by Cheyenne Housing Authority to participate and encouraged to consider several housing choices to secure the best housing for the family needs. A housing voucher holder is advised of the unit size for which it is eligible based on family size and composition.
The Council helps individuals throughout the process of applying for a Section 8 Voucher, but we do not select who will receive vouchers or have control of the “Wait List” process.