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Section 8 Housing
For Affordable Living

Our programs and properties provide dependable housing for individuals and families.

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New Designation,
New Opportunities

We're approved! Collaborate with us as we become a 'Moving to Work' (MtW) agency.

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To promote adequate and affordable housing economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination; and to foster redevelopment of blighted areas to ensure the economic, social and housing vitality of our community.

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OUR PROGRAMS

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Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

Learn more about this supportive service program for voucher participants and residents of Franklin Heights.

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Home Ownership

Learn more about this program to help first time, low income familes move to home ownership.

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Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8

Learn more about this federally funded program that provides rent assistance for eligible, low-income familes

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$9,000,000

a year received through various activities to fund affordable housing initiatives and related support services

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1,162

community members assisted with accessing safe, affordable housing


Housing has always been there for me, as an adult and also as a child. We had 5 kids in the family, with my brothers and sisters and me. HRHA helps families that struggle.


I heard about [Commerce] from one of the ladies who used to work at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. I came up here, and the VA helped me considerably. I’m very content here…..It’s perfect for an older veteran or a homeless person.

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