Section 8 helps you pay your rent. I doubt they say anything if you go see family or take a vacation. Just keep in mind two things.... 1 it's there to help people who can't afford housing so how can one afford a vacation? And 2, the more you are under the government's thumb the more they have their foot on your neck meaning they have more say so in what you can and can not do in your life. If you really are concerned call the section 8 number and ask if you can take a vacation or visit your family.