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How Can I Apply For Section 8 Online And Qualify For It

Section 8 programs are actually called the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Program (PBV). Do you wanna know how to apply for Section 8 housing online and how to qualify for it? Let's have a look together!

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1. What Is Section 8

Created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Section 8 refers to a section of federal subsidized housing. It aims to assist low-income families, disabled households as well as the elderly and afford them a clean and safe home in the private sector. You will be provided with a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) after being deemed eligible for the Section 8 program by your local Public Housing Authority (PHA).

2. 4 Steps To Apply For Section 8 Online

First, contact your local PHA. This is the easiest and most direct way to find Section 8 housing. You can obtain a Section 8 housing choice voucher on the website of that Housing Authority. For the application, you can either fill it by hand or fill it out online.

Second, register for a waitlist. The online Section 8 housing application may require you to create a profile. You need to register your basic information such as name, email address and phone number.

Third, begin the initial application process. To identify the initial eligibility and confirm the identity of an applicant, you will be asked a series of questions such as: current address, family members, employment, income, additional contacts and value of assets.

Fourth, confirm your email address. Follow the instructions in your email to confirm your application. Remember to check your email for any updates.

3. 4 Qualifications To Receive Section 8

First, describe your type of household. According to HUD, a family is described as one or more persons who live together. It's worth noting that there is no blood relation required to be considered a family. Individual, single people and roommates can all be considered a family by HUD.

Second, report your financial status. Three basic levels are involved to determine applicant's income level:

Extremely low-income: Households that have an income level that is 30% of the area's median income levels.

Very Low-income: applicants whose income is 50% of the area's median income.

Low-income: applicants whose income equal 80% of the area's median income levels.

Third, verify your citizenship status. Only U.S. citizens or people who have eligible immigration status qualify for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

Fourth, describe your background, rental and criminal history. If any of your family member has one of the following records, you will be automatically disqualified:

Being convicted of drug related crimes and evicted from a property in the last 3 years

Being convicted of manufacturing methamphetamines in subsidized housing

Requiring a lifelong registration as a sex offender

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