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Project-based Section 8

Program Overview

Virginia Housing, as a HUD contract administrator, monitors and reports owner compliance with the rules and regulations governing Project-based Section 8, as outlined in the HUD Occupancy Handbook 4350.3. This includes collecting household data from the properties and transmitting that information to HUD via iMAX.

If you have any questions or concerns about iMAX, please contact HUD’s Multifamily Help Desk at 800-767-7588 or

Project-based Section 8
Created in 1968 to provide a rental subsidy to residents of newly constructed or substantially rehabilitated properties. Participating households are required to pay the greater of 10% of their gross annual income or 30% of their adjusted income towards rent. To qualify, a household’s annual income must not exceed the applicable income limit for the area as adjusted by family size.

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