Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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The Housing Choice Voucher program is a federally funded program that is administered locally by the Town of East Hampton. The goal is for renters to pay no more than 30% of their income for housing costs, with the Town paying the rest. There are both income tests and rent caps that govern the administration of the program.

The target for new admissions is that three out of four of all new admitees must be at or below 30% of median income. All admitees  must be under 50% of median income. Once a client exceeds 80% of median income they are no longer eligible.

Household Size

Medium Income
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Extremely Low (30%)
22,300
25,500 28,700 31,850 34,400 36,950 39,500 42,050
Very Low (50%)
37,200 42,500 47,800
53,100 57,350 61,600 65,850 70,100
Low (80%)
59,450 67,950 76,450 84,950 91,750 98,550 105,350 112,150
These are the payment standards per month for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. This is the maximum rent allowed, assuming the landlord pays for all utilities.

Bedroom

Year 2016
0BR 1BR 2BR 3BR
4BR
Payment Standard
$1353 $1686 $2065 $2671 $2988
The Program is governed by a management plan (PDF) which is adopted by the Town Board annually.

Prospective Landlords


Anyone interested in being a landlord should read the attached Landlord’s Guide and contact us via email.