Voucher holders are free to choose any rental that meets minimum health and safety standards where the landlord is willing to participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Once a family finds a home that they wish to rent, AHA must inspect it to make sure that it meets HUD’s housing quality standards. AHA also checks to make sure that the rents are reasonable and within the fair market rent range for Albuquerque. Households assisted through the HCV Program pay 30% of their income toward the rent. AHA pays private landlords the difference between what participating households pay and the rent for the units. Through this program, over 4,000 Albuquerque households receive rental assistance.

The Section 8 HCV Program Allows Low Income Citizens to Find their Own Places to Rent in Albuquerque

Room to Move

We can’t imagine why anyone would want to leave Albuquerque, but Section 8 HCV holders can choose to be “portable.” Section 8 HCV come with portability rights that allow voucher holders to leave AHA’s jurisdiction and use their voucher anywhere in the U.S. or its territories where there is a housing authority with a Section 8 HCV Program.

If you are a current participant of the AHA Section 8 HCV program and wish to move out (“port out”) of the AHA jurisdiction with your voucher, you must be in good standing with AHA. Please contact your Section 8 Housing Specialist.

Wanting to port your Section 8 HCV to AHA, email portability@abqha.org or fax 505.848.1358.

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Notice of Pre-Application Selection Through the Section 8 HCV Program

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting pre-applications for our Section 8 HCV Program each year from June 1st through June 30th, click here to apply (when we are accepting pre-applications). The program is conducted through a third party provider using secure measures to maintain both the integrity of the data and random nature of the drawing. AHA is releasing only the confirmation numbers of the households selected so as to protect the privacy, personal information, and safety of our applicants. Please compare your confirmation number to the list of selections below.

PLEASE NOTE: selection in the S8 HCV Program drawing is not a guarantee of admission to the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. Households selected in the Lottery will be screened according to the Section 8 HCV Administrative Plan.

Households selected through the lottery process should not make any plans to move or rent a home until they are specifically directed to by AHA Admissions Staff. Households selected through the lottery will be contacted by U.S. Mail regarding the next steps to be taken. Please note that your official AHA selection letter sent by U.S. Mail to the mailing address on file with your confirmation number is your official proof of selection through the process. You may also get unofficial reminders by email, text or phone call.

For more information or questions concerning the Section 8 HCV Program please contact Sara Villarreal at 505.764.3904 or svillarreal@abqha.org. Future drawings will be made throughout the calendar year and selected numbers will appear below under the month drawn.

Confirmation Numbers of the Pre-Applications Selected Through the Supportive Housing Pool Lottery Process are as Follows:

Letters with Orientation date(s) will be posted here once available

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