SECTION 8 PROJECT-BASED
There are a number of Section 8 project-based rental units in the City of Philadelphia. These units are subsidized and are for low and moderate income tenants. The subsidy is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. It is either paid directly by HUD to the owner of the building or through a contract administrator appointed by HUD. The subsidies for “project-based” units are tied directly to the unit. Unlike the Section 8 “voucher” program, the tenant cannot take the subsidy with him/her if she voluntarily moves or is evicted from the unit.
Some of these units can only be rented to people who are elderly (usually age 62 or older) or who are disabled. Others can be rented to any family whose income is at or below the program limit. A list of Section 8 project-based buildings can be viewed by clicking on Section 8 project-based buildings. You can also find a list on the HUD website.
The public housing unit at Community Legal Services represents tenants with issues regarding their Section 8 project-based units. For information about the following specific areas go to these links:
Handicap or accessibility issues
Voluntarily moving out of a Section 8 project-based unit