Housing Choice Voucher Program

The purpose of the Housing Choice Voucher Program is very similar to the Section 8 Existing (Certificate) Program. The Program offers expanded opportunities for rental assistance to very low income families in privately owned housing units in the City of Greenville.

The difference between the Section 8 Existing Housing Program and the Housing Choice Voucher is flexibility. For example, families have a broader range of housing and neighborhoods from which to choose. They may choose units with rent higher than allowed under the Section 8 Existing Program, but they will receive no additional financial assistance to live in these higher priced units. Also, the applicant may select a unit that is larger than normally allowed for that family to live in. Further details on the program and regulations will be explained at the time the applicant's name reaches the top of the waiting list. You may contact a staff person for the Housing Choice Voucher Program at 252-329-4008.

SECTION 8 NEW CONSTRUCTION UNIVERSITY TOWERS

This program operates similar to the conventional Housing Program. The difference is that this building is for the elderly only. Applications are taken in a similar manner as other programs. The applicant is placed on a waiting list according to date and time of application. The current waiting time is 24-30 months. Final eligibility is determined immediately prior to assignment of an apartment. Occupants are either elderly single, or married with no dependents. The Site Manager for University Towers is LaChele Coggins. You can reach her at 252-329-4022 or by email.