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The Housing Choice Voucher program (also known as Section 8) is the federal government’s major program for assisting extremely and very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.

It is the responsibility of the family who has a Housing Choice Voucher to find a unit that meets their needs. If the family finds a unit that meets the federal housing quality standards, the rent is reasonable and the unit meets other program requirements, we execute a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract with the property owner. This contract authorizes us to make subsidy payments on behalf of the family directly to the owner. If the family moves out of the unit, the contract with the owner ends and the family can move with continued assistance to another unit.

If you are interested in learning about the benefits of a partnership with INLIVIAN, please contact Kia Cauthen at or call her at 704-336-5844. You can also download some key information posted under “Related Downloads” below.

There is a Housing Provider Briefing every Third Friday at 1:30 p.m. for people interested in learning more about the program. An RSVP is required. Please contact Jamila Davis at the contact information listed below if you are planning to attend.

You can also visit for more information on how to become a housing provider with INLIVIAN.

INLIVIAN considers our housing providers valued partners in providing affordable housing for Charlotte residents. We hope you consider becoming a part of our team.

Key Contact(s):

Kia Cauthen
Housing Provider Outreach Specialist

Jamila Davis
File Clerk
(704) 336-5251