How do I know my income limit?
Usually the housing authority will provide a chart of the income limits for each household size.
If you can't find the income limits, follow these steps:
Many waiting lists have preferences. Applicants who qualify for waiting list preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Applicants who do not qualify for preferences will usually have a longer wait to receive assistance. Examples of preferences that may appear on a waiting list include the elderly, persons with disabilities, and local residents. More information about preferences can be found here. It is important to know that preferences are not requirements. Applicants may still apply, even if they do not qualify for any preferences.
Sometimes, a waiting list may only be open for applicants of a specific demographic, such as homeless or disabled persons. If a housing authority has restrictions for a Section 8 opening, the information must be approved by HUD and detailed on the office’s Annual Plan, along with a statement in the public notice.