What does Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher mean?

The EPHA operates a Housing Choice Voucher program, which means we do not own any of the property rented by our clients. All clients rent on the open market from private landlords, and we simply help with paying the rent based upon their income.

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1. Where can I find information on community schools?
2. How do I get on the East Peoria Housing Authority (Section 8 Voucher, HUD) program to receive financial assistance with my rent?
3. Do I have to live in East Peoria to make an application?
4. How do I know if I am eligible for rental assistance?
5. What does Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher mean?
6. What is the Project Based Voucher Program?
7. How do I make an application for the Leisure Acres Project Based Program?
8. Can I rent from a relative?
9. How much of my rent will EPHA pay?
10. Do I have to live in a place designated by EPHA?
11. Can I rent anywhere in Tazewell County and/or the Pekin area?
12. Will the EPHA help me purchase a home?
13. I made an application and am on the waitlist. Can you tell me how long it will be before I am offered financial rental help?