Section 8 - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

 

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8,  allows the applicant to rent a unit in the Casper area from a landlord who is willing to work with the Section 8 housing choice voucher program.   Once the applicant has reached the top of the waiting list for this program, they attend a meeting, which will allow the participant to select a unit, of their choice, that will comply with the program requirements.

 

A "Lease Approval" form will be provided at the meeting for completion by the applicant and the prospective landlord. A due date will be given to the applicant for submission of the "Tenancy Approval" form to the Casper Housing Authority. The unit must then be inspected by a representative from the Casper Housing Authority to ensure the condition of the unit will pass the Federal Requirements for Housing Quality Standards. If the unit passes, a contract will be prepared for signing usually within a few days of the inspection.  If the unit DOES NOT PASS THE INSPECTION requirements, the landlord will be given a period of time to make the corrections to the unit so that it will pass an additional inspection. This would need to be done before a contract could be signed.

 

Households in this program pay 30% of their income towards their rent and/or utilities and voucher size is limited to two persons per living sleeping areas.

 

To qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher program, the applicant's income must be below 50% of the median income for Casper, Wyoming as follows:

 

$28,150 or less for 1 person                                                           $43,450 or less for 5 people

$32,200 or less for 2 people                                                           $46,650 or less for 6 people

$36,200 or less for 3 people                                                           $49,850 or less for 7 people

$40,200 or less for 4 people                                                           $53,100 or less for 8 people

 

Applications are taken over the website, by clicking the link below, or in person at the CHA office at 145 North Durbin in Downtown Casper.

 

 

 

 

Click the online application button to apply for a

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher