Section 8 Housing
Subsidized Apartments, Homes and
Low-Income Home Ownership
Public housing comes in all sizes and
types, from scattered single family houses in good neighborhoods to
secure high rise apartments. There are approximately 1.2 million
households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing
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Your rent is based on your family's anticipated gross annual income less
deductions, if any. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) regulations give your local Housing Agent (HA) the authority to
An HA determines your eligibility based on: your annual gross income;
whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a
family; and are a U.S. citizen or have eligible immigration status and
other factors determined by your local agency.
Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited
resources available to HUD and your local HA, long waiting periods are
Your local HA may give special preference to certain groups.
Giving preference to specific groups of families enables an HA to direct
their limited housing resources to the families with the greatest
Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
HUDís mission is to increase homeownership,
support community development and increase access to affordable housing,
free from discrimination, for low- and moderate-income Americans.
Your HA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be
used. Because some HAs have long waiting lists and varying eligibility
requirements, you may want to apply at more than one.
HUD helps apartment owners and rental home owners offer reduced rents to
qualifying tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of
each apartment building or rental agency that interests you.
The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA) Reformed
and merged the Section 8 certificate and voucher programs allowing
public housing agencies to implement Section 8 homeownership program.
HUD may, in accordance with an HAís plan, transfer a unit to an eligible
resident purchaser. HAs must initially offer the unit to the resident
occupying it, or to an organization serving as the channel for sales to
any such resident.
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