The Section 8 Rental Assistance Program
The Section 8 Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance in the form of rent subsidies to low-income families who rent from private landlords.
The Norman Housing Authority (NHA) is assisting 1,185 participants under the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. The qualified family finds their own rental unit; however, the unit must meet our housing inspection codes and rent limitations under the payment standards established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Under this program, the resident pays the landlord a portion of rent, which is based off income. The Norman Housing Authority pays the remaining balance to the landlord. The rental unit must be located within the Norman City Limits. The resident and the landlord maintain their rights under the Oklahoma Landlord Tenant Act as the lease is between the Landlord and Resident.