Section 8 Programs

  1. Housing Choice Vouchers

    The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions

    Gather more information about the Housing Choice Voucher program by reviewing the most frequently asked questions posed to the Portland Housing Authority and the answers that they have provided.

  3. Project-Based Vouchers

    The Project-Based Voucher Program is part of Portland Housing Authority’s (PHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

  4. Maine Centralized Section 8 HCV Waiting List

    Housing Data Link of Maine, LLC, a partnership between Portland Housing Authority, South Portland Housing Authority and Westbrook Housing, opened The Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List on April 10, 2013 in accordance with provisions contained in the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended.

  5. Homeownership

    Find out more about the programs offering assistance toward achieving homeownership run by the Portland Housing Authority.

  6. Special Programs

    Gather more information on the special programs being offered by the Portland Housing Authority, like First Place, a Permanent Housing program for Homeless Youth and Housing and Supportive Services for Non-Elderly and Chronically Homeless Persons.

  7. Moderate Rehabilitation

    Find out more about a legacy program called Moderate Rehabilitation, used to allocate funds to property owners for the purpose of repairing and improving their properties.

  8. Forms & Handbooks

    Check out the helpful guidebooks, forms, and links regarding Section 8 Housing provided by the Portland Housing Authority.

  9. Rules & Regulations (PDF)

    Access the rules and regulations of the Portland Housing Authority Section 8 programs.

  10. emPOWERme

    EmPOWERme is a Portland Housing Authority Resident Services program designed to help residents & voucher holders find the tools to get ahead in a way that matches their values and goals.

  11. Scholarship Resources

    Click here to find scholarships available to Voucher holders and their families as well as resources for finding and applying to scholarships state wide