Section 8

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Welcome to the Section 8 Program

The City of Utica Section 8 Program (HA) administers the Federal Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidy program for the City of Utica.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to rent decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since the rental assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find and lease privately owned housing including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Landlords looking to learn more about becoming a Section 8 Landlord
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Reasonable Accommodation

If you are disabled and you are unable to pick up an application or to attend a briefing session due to your disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation.


The Section 8 Office is not currently open to walk-ins without previously scheduled appointments.  All clients must schedule an appointment with the office to determine if in person meetings are deemed necessary.  Please utilize the drop boxes in the front of City Hall to turn in all Section 8 paperwork/documents.  Please call or email our office for program inquires and appointment requests.  This remains in effect until further notice.

Starting Wednesday, January 5, The Section 8 Office will be implementing a staff “paperwork processing” day every Wednesday for the 2022 calendar year.


        Oneida Osuna:
Contact Oneida Osuna for all application related inquiries

Other Community Resources:

United Way Fund COVID Community Economic Relief Fund -1-866-211-9966 (Help with Bills, Rent, Food)

Oneida County COVID-19 Helpline: 315-798-5439 (Assistance with Daycare, Emergency assistance, Aging and Chronic care services)

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