Section 8 Overview

MISSION STATEMENT: The goal of the Eufaula Housing Authority (HA) is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing for eligible families and to provide opportunities and promote self-sufficiency and economic independence for Section 8 participants.

Under the Section 8 program, the family is declared eligible based on income and criminal history checks by the Eufaula HA. The family is then issued a voucher and chooses a decent, safe, and sanitary unit to live in. If the owner agrees to lease the unit to the family and if the Eufaula HA approves the unit, the Eufaula HA will enter into a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract with the owner to make monthly payments to the owner to help the family pay the rent.

The Eufaula HA determines the amount of the monthly housing assistance payment to be made. Generally, the monthly housing assistance payment by the Eufaula HA is the difference between the contract rent in the lease and the tenant rent (usually 30% of the monthly adjusted family income).

When the family finds a suitable unit and the owner agrees to participate in the Section 8 Program, the family must give the Eufaula HA a request for lease approval signed by the owner and family. Before the family is approved to move in, the Eufaula HA must determine that all program requirements are met, the unit is eligible and has passed Housing Quality Standards, the rent is reasonable and does not exceed fair market rent limitations and the lease is approved and includes the HUD lease addendum.

For information on Housing Quality Standards please click HERE.
For information on landlord and tenant responsibilities please click HERE.
For Fair Market Rents, click HERE.

General Information
Serving Barbour and Henry Counties
(334) 687-2029

Applications may be picked up as found below:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
  • Eufaula Housing Authority Central Office located at 737 South Orange Street in the Chattahoochee Courts housing complex
  • Completed applications are taken on Tuesdays on a first come, first served basis at the Central Office during the times listed above.
  • Section 8 Application