You apply for a Project-Based Section 8 apartment through the apartment community itself. Applicants may apply anywhere in the country, regardless of where they currently live. If the community does not have any available units, you will likely be placed on a waiting list. Most towns and cities have many Project-Based Section 8 apartment communities, all of which are operated independently. If one property you contact does not have any available units, that does not mean that another nearby does not. Make sure you contact each property in an area to check availability.
Use the search bar at the top of any Affordable Housing Online’s page to search for your city, county, or state. Look at the communities shown with the “Project Based Section 8” program tag in the gray box, and click the “Learn More” button.