This is the wisest decision for the following reasons:
The Section 8 voucher is portable all over the US, so if you bring yours from expensive area, say, Brooklyn, to most affordable area like Albany NY http://www.realtor.com/search/searchresults.aspx?ctid=25274&typ=7 you are turning your voucher much more valuable with much better living spaces.
If you take a look at the housing price in Albany NY area, http://www.realtor.com/search/searchresults.aspx?ctid=25274&typ=7 you may find that your Section 8 voucher may afford you a very nice home there.
I personally like Albany NY a lot, on the one hand, it is the NY State capital, and one of very few state has wonderful state museum, yet, FREE! Every time I got guest from abroad, I took them over, especially, on the way to Lake George, the top 10 most popular vacation area in the US during summer time. And, if you move there, you know it is only 1 hour from there!!! http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=lake+george,+ny&daddr=albany,+ny&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=43.131057,-73.721008&sspn=1.651646,2.598267&ie=UTF8&ll=43.159112,-73.863831&spn=1.650888,2.598267&z=9
I also have a friend's daughter just went to the Pharmacy College there http://www.acp.edu/ because she wanted so badly to become pharmacist years later when start up salary would be 6 digit!!!