offers two types of housing programs, Section
8 Rental Assistance and Public
Section 8 rental assistance programs are federal programs
funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) and administered by Charleston-Kanawha Housing. These include
the Housing Choice Voucher program, which is tenant-based
assistance (assistance travels with a family), and the Moderate
Rehabilitation Program, which is unit-based assistance (a
family has assistance as long as they reside in a unit).
Families cannot use a voucher in a Mod Rehab unit.
Families are responsible for finding their own housing and
paying a portion (30%) of their monthly income toward rent
and utilities. Charleston-Kanawha Housing makes up the difference
between the cost and the families contribution.
Visit Section 8 Rental
Assistance Program if you are interested in finding out
applying for housing assistance through this program.
The public housing program offers tenants a home in communities managed by Charleston-Kanawha Housing. The rent they pay is based
on 30% of their monthly-adjusted income and all basic utilities
Charleston-Kanawha Housing manages six family communities and four
high-rise communities as well as scattered sites throughout
the city of Charleston. These communities provide homes for
more than 2000 residents.
Find out more about applying for the Public