“Section 8 came into our lives when we most needed it.”
— Section 8 Resident Janay Perez
“Tenants in the Yonkers Landlord Housing Voucher Program (Section 8) are reliable and pay their rent on time. Our family has lived in the same apartment for more than 20 years.”
— Section 8 Resident Yahaira Perez
Here’s how the program works for tenants:
Yonkers Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) works as a rental subsidy that allows families to pay a reasonable amount of their income toward their rent. Eligible families will receive a voucher to begin searching for housing that meets minimum standards of health and safety. New voucher-holders may choose a unit anywhere in the United States if the family lived in Yonkers when the family applied for assistance. Those new voucher-holders who did not live in Yonkers at the time the family applied for housing assistance must initially lease a unit within the city for the first twelve months of assistance.
Section 8 participants must comply with all program requirements, including completing their annual certification, accommodating Housing Quality Standards inspections, allowing property owners to make any needed repairs, and adhering to the terms of their lease.
Tenants may view rental units by clicking here.
A family’s housing needs change over time with changes in family size, job locations, and for other reasons. The housing choice voucher program is designed to allow families to move without the loss of housing assistance. Moves are permissible as long as the family notifies MHACY ahead of time, terminates its existing lease within the lease provisions, and finds acceptable alternate housing. Click here to access a model Notice of Intent to Vacate.