Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Project-Based Rental Assistance (Section 8 Contracts)

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Housing and Urban Development
Short Description Provides renewals of Section 8 project-based housing assistance payments (HAP) contracts with owners of multifamily rental housing. The project-based rental assistance makes up the difference between what an extremely low-, low-, or very low-income household can afford and the approved rent for an adequate housing unit in a multifamily project.
Primary Purpose Assistance for rental property owners
Type of Housing Supported Rental Housing
Type of Assistance Direct payment
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $8,764,224,000

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