Where to sign up for Section 8 online - Section 8 HousingThe Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is intended for low income families and individuals. What constitutes low income, is determined by HUD's low income median level. Consult HUD to learn more.
Potential applicants can apply, or sign up for section 8 online when applications are being accepted at your local housing authority. Applications are always free. The Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet can help one to locate open waiting lists and applications online.
What is Section 8 housing?Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437f), often called Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 4.8 million low-income households, as of 2008, in the United States. The largest part of the section is the Housing Choice Voucher program which pays a large portion of the rents and utilities of about 2.1 million households. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development manages Section 8 programs.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides "tenant-based" rental assistance, so a tenant can move from one unit of at least minimum housing quality to another. It also allows individuals to apply their monthly voucher towards the purchase of a home, with over $17 billion going towards such purchases each year (from ncsha.org analysis). The maximum allowed voucher is $2,000 a month.
Section 8 also authorizes a variety of "project-based" rental assistance programs, under which the owner reserves some or all of the units in a building for low-income tenants, in return for a federal government guarantee to make up the difference between the tenant's contribution and the rent in the owner's contract with the government. A tenant who leaves a subsidized project will lose access to the project-based subsidy. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have created a program called Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), or HUD-VASH, which distributes roughly 10,000 vouchers per year at a cost of roughly $75 million per year to eligible homeless and otherwise vulnerable U.S. armed forces veterans. This program was created to pair HUD-funded vouchers with VA-funded services such as health care, counseling, and case management.
Housing Authorities and open Section 8 waiting lists
Anniston Housing Authority
Polk County Housing Authority
Housing Authority of the County of Butte
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Austin Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Be kept apprised of open waiting lists and other low income assistance programs with the Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet.
Each state has several housing authorities. The length of each section 8 waiting list may vary greatly. In San Fransisco for example, the waiting list is about 9 years long.
In 2007 in St. Louis, MO the demand to fill out a section 8 application and get a place on the waiting list for Section 8 vouchers was so great, people rushed the front door. Police stepped in to disperse the crowd.
“We had to close the thing down because there were too many people,” said Cheryl Lovell, executive director of the housing authority. People really do need to apply for section 8 online instead of showing up in person.
“Lots of people want the assistance,” she added. “A lot of people need it.”
Over 8,000 names eventually landed on the waiting list that week in 2007. Now, seven years later, the application pool has nearly dried up.
The housing authority announced Thursday that a one-week window to pre-register for the income-based rental assistance program will open again July 14.
Potential applicants can apply, or sign up for section 8 online when applications are being accepted at your local housing authority. Applications are always free.
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