Section 8 is a voucher program that allows you to find a house, townhouse or apartment that you like and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. It can be any rental unit located in any neighborhood of your choice. The amount of rental assistance will depend on the total income of your household. The requirements to qualify for Section 8 vouchers vary from one area to another. In general, it depends on your total annual income, size of your family and your citizenship or immigrant residency status. The goal of this voucher program is to provide a healthy and safe place of your choice at a very reasonable rent cost.