If you are looking for a home for your family but cannot afford the rent in your area, you may qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Also called Section 8, this federal housing assistance program matches low-income families, elderly adults and disabled individuals with safe rental homes at a discounted rate. Landlords who participate in Section 8 receive funding from the government in exchange for providing safe and sanitary homes to low-income families. To receive a voucher, your household income needs to be below a certain limit. Find more information about qualifying for Section 8 in our free guide.