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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Family in Section 8 home in Moab

Am I Eligible?

Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined based on the total annual gross income and household size.

The program is limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.

Annual Income Limits by Household Size

Household of 1: $30,600

Household of 2: $35,000

Household of 3: $39,350

Household of 4: $43,700

Household of 5: $47,200

Household of 6: $50,700

Household of 7: $54,200

Household of 8: $57,700

What is the
Housing Choice Voucher Program?

The Housing Choice Voucher program, formerly known as Section 8, is the federal government's major program for assisting low-income families and individuals to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah administers the Housing Choice Voucher program in Grand and San Juan counties.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. The amount of your housing voucher will vary depending on your household’s size and annual income.

A family that is issued a housing choice voucher is responsible for choosing a suitable housing unit where the owner (landlord) agrees to rent under the guidelines of the Housing Choice Voucher program. Rental units chosen by the household receiving a Housing Choice Voucher may include the family's current residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety.    

Application Process

Pick up an application at the HASU office or print out the application on this page. Once you complete the application, you can drop off the application at our office located at 321 E Center St in Moab or email it to our Housing Specialist at

We will collect information on your entire household’s annual income, assets, and family composition. We will verify this information with other local agencies, your employer(s), and your bank. We will use this information to determine if you are eligible for the program.


If we determine that your household is eligible, we will put your name on our waiting list. Once your name comes to the top of the waiting list, we will contact you by direct mail and issue you a housing choice voucher. If your mailing address changes, notify us immediately so that you can receive your top of the list letter and receive your housing choice voucher! You will have 60 days from the time you are issued your housing voucher to secure rental housing.

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying for a Housing Choice Voucher, fill out an application and submit it to our office.

There is a PDF with the application provided below that includes a checklist on the first page with documents you will need to provide in addition to the application. The first page of the application also includes the maximum incomes allowable for families depending on how many persons are in the household.

Fill out your application as soon as possible to secure a spot on the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list!

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