Housing Authority of the County of Butte Opens Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Wait List October 16, 2017 Butte/Glenn County residents will be able to apply for rental assistance in securing safe, decent and affordable housing through the Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Commonly known as “Section 8”, the program provides rental assistance so that tenant-paid rent is limited to between 30 and 40 percent of the household’s monthly adjusted income. Eligibility for the program is based on household income. Households must qualify as “Very Low Income,” defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as 50 percent of the Area Median Income. Applicants are screened for criminal background history. The Section 8 Wait List opens from Monday, October 16 through Tueday, October 31. While all applicants will have an equal opportunity for placement on the Wait List, due to limited funding availability, a one-year pool of applicants will be selected. The one-year pool of applicants will be selected and ordered by means of a random lottery. One application per household will be considered. Applications will be available online at www.butte-housing.com and can be completed and submitted online starting Monday, October 16th, and no later than Tuesday, October 31st . For more information, call the HACB Office at 530-717-2121, TDD(800) 735-2929.