Section 8 Program

The Section 8 Program allows qualified applicants to find their own housing within the city limits of Franklin and still receive help with their rent.

After the applicant receives a voucher, he/she has 60 days to find housing. The applicant is given a package of information that must be completed by the tenant and the landlord, and returned to the Housing Authority office. An inspection is scheduled, which takes approximately half an hour. Landlords are given 30 days to make the repairs to pass the housing quality inspection.

Tenants pay 30 percent of their monthly adjusted gross income, less any utility allowance.

Unauthorized people living at living in subsidized housing has been an apparent problem for some time, and because we do not see an end to this ongoing problem, we have made contact with the Inspector General's office to investigate. So if you are guilty of this crime, now is the time to think about the "Fraud Affidavit" you sign every time you have an annual re-certification, and ask yourself - "Is it worth it?" FRAUD - Withholding information from this Agency OR providing false information to this Agency

    1. Under federal law, FRAUD is punishable by fines up to $10,000 AND imprisonment for up to five years.

    2. If a participant submits fraudulent information to this agency OR withholds relevant information from this agency, the participant will be charged back rent, loose their Housing Choice Voucher, and be turned in for prosecution for violating a federal law.

    3. Participants will be required to pay market rent - retroactively, if applicable.