Section 8 is a housing assistance program operated by the federal government. Through Section 8, low-income families, elderly adults and disabled individuals can receive vouchers that they can use to secure safe, decent housing at affordable rental rates. You can apply for these housing assistance benefits at any Public Housing Authority (PHA). To do so, you will need to provide a few pieces of information, like your current income and family size. Learn more about Section 8 and what you will need to receive a voucher when you download our free guide.