The Section 8 Program provides rental assistance to low income families by contracting with private owners and subsidizing a portion of the family's monthly rent.  Families can select housing within a City of Yuma neighborhood of their choice, as long as the landlord is willing to participate in the program.  

The family's portion of the rent is based on their income and generally amounts to approximately 30% of their adjusted monthly income.  

Families are re-certified each year for continued eligibility and compliance with the regulations.  In addition to families with children, the term "family" also includes single individuals who are elderly or have a disability.

A family can remain on the Housing Assistance Program as long as they continue to be eligible and fulfill their obligations under the federal regulations of the program.


All families must complete a written application. By completing the application your name will be place on a list that is regulated by HUD. The list is a database which is closely regulated. You will be contacted when your names reaches the top of the list. 

It is imperative that you update your application every time there is a change in your mailing address and family composition. Many families are removed from the list due to undeliverable mailed correspondence. 

Currently we are unable to take applications online. Please print the application bellow. 


Current Section 8 Tenants-
Click here if you are a current tenant.

Section 8

We are currently administering all incoming portables. 
If you would like more information please click here to see portability information.