Can you have a felony and receive section 8?

It all depends on whether the felony is of violent nature, whether one must register as a sex offender, whether the felony is a drug violation, public assistance fraud, the crimes involved housing assistance or occurred on a public housing property or by someone with a voucher; these felonies and other felonies of less than five years from the last day of your prison sentence or probation, whichever occurs later, often permanently ban you from the voucher program. But many jurisdictions may have some exceptions to the rule except, under federal law, drug traffickers and registered sex offenders.