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2011-12-10 23:49:24
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Section 8 housing is government subsidized housing for low-income persons.

Section 8 Housing is one of two programs: the Voucher program (known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program), and the Public Housing program, which, instead of a voucher, provides a home from a property owned by a Government agency (typically a Housing Authority). In both cases the rent paid by the Tenant is adjusted according to the number of members and income of the family.

On the Voucher Program, the more popular type, a voucher is issued by a Housing Authority, which guarantees that the federal Government, HUD, will pay its portion of the tenant's rent (the tenant pays the rest, which is not more than 30 percent of his income).

Some rural apartment complexes are financed with Government-guaranteed, low-interest loans and tax incentives to house low-income renters. These complexes, known as Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties, have their own programs which allows low-income families to rent their units at a rent commensurate with their income. These are not Section 8 programs but are administered by HUD and USDA, Rural Development. Some urban complexes may have similar programs.

Additionally, some states and localities may have their own programs which supplement these federal programs.

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2010-02-20 04:21:47
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Section 8 housing is a federal government program that allows very low-income families to live in affordable, privately owned rental housing at a fraction of the cost (typically around 30% of the family's income). In order to obtain section 8 housing, one must apply for it. You'll be put on a waiting list that usually lasts three to five years, and, if accepted, then you can be on section 8 housing. The reduction in rent is tremendous, and is well worth looking into if you qualify.

Section 8 housing, also known as HUD is a program run by the government for affordable housing for low income people. These people are able to pay only what they can afford towards rent.

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Section 8 housing is a federal program that offers vouchers and assistance for housing. It is based on the tenents ability to pay and their income.

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No, you cannot receive Section 8 housing if you have a felony. If you are convicted of a crime while on Section 8 housing, you will lose the housing. you can get section 8 as long as the felony 3 years old am I a felon?


section 8 is a housing program for low income families. which is much better than public housing,You must have heard in the Military section 8 means your crazy.Sothe housing should have picked a better term so its not demeaning. "Section 8" refers to the act of Congress which created it. It was established as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The part of that Act which created this program was an amendment of Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. Hence the name "Section 8 Housing".


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you apply for section 8 at your local housing authority and if you qualify you can get section 8


Section 8 housing is regulated under Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437f), within the United States. Therefor, no Section 8 housing is not available in Canada as it is not part of the United States. However the National Housing Act passed by the Parliament of Canada in 1938 may provide something similar. But it won't be called "Section 8 housing" and it will operate differently.


This is a question to ask the Housing Authority that is administering the Section 8 Program.


Section 8 housing are houses that are subsidized by the government for low income families. These houses are sponsored by the US Housing and Urban Development department to assist families in need of housing. They are call "Section 8" because of section #8 of the Housing Act of 1937. Depending of the area of the US, Section 8 housings can range from good to deplorable living conditions.


It is relatively to to become a section 8 landlord. You can apply to through your local HUD housing authority or apply through a section 8 participant.


Section 8 housing, yes. Go down to the county that you live in and ask for a Section 8 housing form. Fill it out with all the appropriate information and the housing authority will decide if you're eligible.


No you do not have to. What section 8 program are you in? multifamily, section 8 housing choice vouchers, certificate???


Almost every city in the United States has some sort of Section 8 housing. You can get details on Section 8 housing in your area from the Department of Human Services.


Apply. Check with you local Housing Authority there.


If you are interested in renting to section 8 renters, i would talk to your local housing authority.


Each Housing Authority has its own rules by which someone applies for a section 8 voucher, now known as a housing choice voucher, or public housing. Most qualifications are the same for every jurisdiction, since the section 8 housing program is a federal program.


Section 8 housing is a government program that helps low income or even the homeless find affordable housing. Many people apply to get the subsidy the voucher program offers in Section 8, which results in a waiting list to get housing from participating landlords.


There are different variations of the section 8 program. There is the section 8 housing choice voucher program, there is multi-family section 8, there is public housing administered through the housing authority, there is 236 housing, there is 202 PAC, PRAC and 811 PAC, PRAC. Check with your local HUD office for a list of programs and who to contact to get on the different waiting lists.


You must be low-income to be eligible for Section 8. There are different kinds of Section 8 assistance so call your local housing authority or go to HUD's website (www.hud.gov) to find a Section 8 subsidized housing provider.


Section 8 housing is an American concept and is not offered in Canada. Low income or affordable housing can be found in every province, but not under the term "Section 8."


There is no such thing as a Section 8 Landlord. There are either public housing developments and apartments, or there are landlords who are willing to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (I.e., accept section 8 vouchers).


Check with you local Housing Authority there.


Yes they do. When you apply for section 8 you give permission for Housing Authority to access that information.


Yes. There are few exclusions to income for section 8 housing purposes. Consult the section 8 information booklet for your state for more information.



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