The Section 8 Is Now Accepting Applications

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for rental assistance will be accepting applications EVERY THURSDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The only requirement to apply is you must be 18 years of age. Walk-in applications will be taken during these times only at 2280 Randolph Avenue Elkins, WV 26241.

Phone applications will be taken only from those that are elderly and/or disabled. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list on a first come, first served basis. Households will receive a preference when the head of household, co-head of household or spouse is elderly, disabled, or a Veteran.

If you have questions, please call 304-636-6495 x.10 or TDD 304-637-7604.

Section 8 Programs

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Programs

The RCHA provides Section 8 housing assistance to low-income families. This assisatance is provided by the The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. See the following pages for specific information:

  • For Renters—More information for tenants who need housing assistance
  • For Landlords—More information for landlords who want to qualify to rent
  • Forms for Renters and Landlords

Helpful information can be found in The Section 8 Advocate newsletters.  View and download issues by clicking on the links below:

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

In addition to rental assistance, individuals and families who are current Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Holders can participate in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS Program). This program is designed to help you establish goals to increase your independence from government assistance. Learn more.