Who Qualifies For Section 8 Program?
1. Income Requirements
The gross income of the household should be less than 50% of the AMI (Area Median Income). The word AREA refers to where the voucher will be used, rather than the area you currently live in. The income limit of Section 8 increases if the household contains more family members (including children).
Some groups can receive preferences, which means less time to wait for assistance. Preferences of a waiting list often include the elderly, persons with disabilities, veterans and local residents.
The housing authority has the right to disqualify a person if the applicant had a criminal record, signed in with wrong information or had rent arrears formerly.