The 1974 Housing and Community Development Act created the Section 8 Program to assist low-income families pay their rent and give them an opportunity to obtain better housing that they otherwise could not afford. Today the program is called the “Housing Choice Voucher Program.”
Campbell County Department of Social Services began administering the Housing Choice Voucher program in 1976, at that time, it was known as the Section 8 Housing program.
VH contracts directly with HUD, and must comply with HUD rules and regulations. VH subcontracts with the Campbell County Department of Social Services to administer the program in our area. Housing Specialists, who are employees of the Department of Social Services in Campbell County, run the day-to-day operations following the policies and procedures set forth by VH.