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How It Works - Rental Assistance

  • The Carlsbad Housing Agency administers the federally-funded Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, which assists very low-income households by paying a portion of their monthly rent.
  • The Carlsbad Housing Agency pays the monthly rental assistance payment directly to the owner or agent for the owner.
  • Program participants pay their own security deposit and enter into a lease/rental agreement with the owner, and pay tenant share of rent.
  • The program is confidential.
  • The program assists low-income households rent a unit that is rent reasonable and passes housing quality standards as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.