HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
NBHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), formerly Section 8, offers the opportunity for low-income families to choose affordable rental housing within the City of New Braunfels and Comal County. The program grants families the ability to obtain housing outside areas of high poverty concentrations, offering families a chance for a better quality of life. The HCV program is unique in that it provides tenant-based assistance rather than unit-based assistance, allowing the family to move without losing assistance.
How do applicants qualify?
Applicants are determined eligible based on their annual income. NBHA serves three different types of low-income families: low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income.
Low-income families are families whose annual income does not go above 80 percent of the median income for the area. Very low-income families are families whose annual income does not go above 50 percent of the median income for the area. Extremely low-income families are families whose annual income does not go above 30 percent of the median income for the area. The median income for Comal County is $74,100
To determine if the family is income-eligible, NBHA compares the annual income of the family to the income limit for the family’s size. The chart below illustrates the income limits adjusted for family size.
FY2021 Income Limits click here
Voucher Payment Standards click here.
How does the HCV Program Work?
For more information on the application process, including access to the application, please go to the Application Process page.
Who Participates in the HCV Program?
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD’s responsibilities include the following:
New Braunfels Housing Authority
NBHA’s responsibilities include the following:
Owner of Rental Unit
The owner’s responsibilities include the following:
Family Participating in the HCV Program
The family’s responsibilities include the following:
For more information on family responsibilities, please visit the Family Obligation page