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.
If you get convited of a crime while on section 8 can you be taken off section 8 And if you are a felon can you get section 8 /?
Can you receive a section 8 voucher if you were convicted of a class x drug felony in IL and in which states are you most likely to be approved?
Every Housing Authority has its own policies on which they admit those with felony records. By federal law one is banned for life from the section 8 program if he was convicted of manufacturing of methamphetamine or sex offenses. Housing Authority may have its own restrictions which may further ban persons with certain other felony convictions or if they were convicted of felonies within a certain number of years.
It is up to each housing agency (either a housing authority or a private provider of Section 8 housing) to decide whether they will accept a person with a felony conviction. Some housing agencies will accept you if a specific amount of time has passed since the conviction (for example, no felonies in the past 3 years or the past 5 years) or if it's not a drug/violent felony. You need to check with your…