How Can I Apply for Section 8 Housing?

How Can I Apply for Section 8 Housing?


How can I apply for section 8 housing? It sounds like you are crazy enough to get
Section 8. What are you talking about? Corporal Klinger in the TV show MASH wore
dresses to try to get a Section 8 discharge from the military. That’d get him a promotion at most companies
today with a diversity policy. But I’m talking about the Section 8 that lets me live somewhere
for free. It isn’t free. The taxpayers are paying
for a voucher to offset your rent. If I find a place that is cheaper than the
voucher, do I get to keep the money? No, the money goes to the landlord. And if
the cost is higher than the voucher, you have to make up the difference. I can work that out with the landlord. Not all landlords accept Section 8. How do you sign up? Go to the website of your local public housing
authority. You can apply in person or online for the vouchers. How do I find out where that is? The Department of Housing and Urban Development
can tell you where the local PHA is. They’ll also give you information on eligibility. I need help paying my rent. The amount of the voucher is based on your
income, your assets, average income in your area, how much rent you pay and type of family.
You have to earn half or less of the average income of where you live. So having trouble paying the rent isn’t
good enough. No, because they might say you need to move
somewhere cheaper. For example, they don’t require that each kid gets their own room
unless they are opposite genders. Doubling up seems cruel. So is asking your neighbors to pay more because
your girls can’t share a room. Have you considered applying for SNAP, AKA food stamps? How would that help? It can take a few years to get qualified for
Section 8 vouchers, whereas SNAP takes weeks at most. And that few hundred a month will
help you make ends meet while allowing you to request utility discounts. I guess it doesn’t matter how the ends meet,
as long as they do.