Across the United States, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program helps low-income families afford decent housing in the private rental market. The Housing Authority provides rental assistance to over 23,000 low-income families throughout Los Angeles County. The program helps eligible families afford safe, decent, high-quality rental housing. Participants rent housing from private landlords and pay a portion of their income towards rent. The Housing Authority subsidizes the difference in monthly payments directly to the owner. Owners, participants and the Housing Authority share in making this three-way-partnership a success.