Section 8: Who Qualifies?


For the Section 8 program, a family or individual must be under the annual income limits, as determined by HUD for the Lancaster, PA area at the time they first receive Section 8 housing assistance.

2017 Section 8 Income Limits

% of Median 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $14,950 $17,100 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950

What are the Payment Standards?

Efficiency$629
One Bedroom$749
Two Bedroom$944
Three Bedroom$1,210
Four Bedroom$1,301
Five Bedroom$1,496

* The above monthly rent amounts include all utilities.

Families may pay slightly more rent with a voucher, but they may not pay more than 40 percent of their income toward rent and utilities.

Voucher rents must be certified as reasonable in comparison to unassisted market rents in the area.

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