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Section 8 wait list to open

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The Madera Housing Authority will open its wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 program on April 10 — the first time in three years.

The program provides rental assistance in the private market to eligible low-income families, said housing services manager Maria Juarez.

“Section 8 is a program where families apply, then sit on a waiting list for one of the 791 vouchers in Madera to open up,” she said.

Out of those 791 vouchers, about 15 to 20 of them open up each year when families no longer need or qualify for assistance, said Housing Authority Executive Director Nick Benjamin...


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