The Community Development Office receives funding from the Department of Housing & Urban Development to administer the Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV) referred to as Section 8 Rental Assistance in the City of Oswego. The HCV program provides rental assistance subsidies to landlords on behalf of eligible individuals and families including the elderly, disabled, and families with children. The goal of the Rental Assistance Program is to provide the opportunity to obtain safe, decent and sanitary housing which meets the federal Housing Quality Standards. Participating landlord receive subsidy based on household income and family size. The rents charged to eligible tenants and amounts received by participating and qualified landlords fall within the Fair Market Rents for our area.