Section 8 Housing

Privately Owned Rental Housing

The Section 8 Rental Voucher Program increases affordable housing choices for very low-income households by allowing families to choose privately owned rental housing. The Public Housing Authority (PHA) generally pays the landlord the difference between 30% of household income and the PHA-determined payment standard - about 80%-100% of the fair market rent (FMR).

About the Voucher

Your rent payment is based on your income. The voucher will pay anything above 30% of your adjusted monthly income up to an established limit. For example, if you earn $2,000 per month and the home you want rents for $900 per month, you would pay $600 and the voucher would cover the difference of $300 as long as the fair market rent for your area is equal to or greater than $900.

As of November 1, 2016, the Housing Choice Voucher Program wait list is now open. Here is a copy of the printable application (PDF). Please fill it out and return it to the Housing Department at City Hall.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency at 563.264.1554.