The CDA pays a portion of the rent for about 1,600 households through the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program; also known as Section 8. The CDA pays over $11 million each year to Madison housing providers on behalf of their low income tenants. About 500 Madison landlords participate in the program.
The Section 8 Voucher Program provides rental assistance for low-income families to secure decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Participants can take the Housing Choice Voucher and use it to rent properties in the private market within the Madison city limits. If you want to live outside the City of Madison, you may apply with the Dane County Housing Authority
. The program is federally funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Community Development Authority (CDA).