Frequently Asked Questions

Section 8

  1. If my apartment is part of a Project Based Section 8 project funded by HUD and the property is sold, can the new owner make me move out?
  2. What is Section 8?
  3. What is my status on the waiting list?
  4. How do I find a unit that accepts a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher?
  5. Can I take my Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher to a different area?
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Waiting Lists

Featured Question: What is my status on the waiting list?
  1. What has to be included in my household income?
  2. Why is the wait so long?
  3. Since Section 8 vouchers are so difficult to get, is there a place to find other housing programs that set rent based on your income?
  4. The housing office I applied through told me I didn't qualify to receive assistance, and I don't know why. What could have made me ineligible?
  5. Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
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Eligibility

Featured Question: How do I apply for affordable housing assistance?
  1. The housing office I applied through told me I didn't qualify to receive assistance, and I don't know why. What could have made me ineligible?
  2. Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
  3. What has to be included in my household income?
  4. What does an income limit mean?
  5. Can I apply anywhere in the country?
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Landlords and Tenants

  1. If my apartment is part of a Project Based Section 8 project funded by HUD and the property is sold, can the new owner make me move out?
  2. Can I smoke in my unit?
  3. How many bedrooms am I eligible for?
  4. How much would my rent be?
  5. If your name comes up on a waiting list, but you still owe money to a landlord, do you lose your spot?
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Complaints and Scams

Featured Question: How can I file a complaint?
  1. I applied by paying the fee, but I have not been contacted. What can I do?
  2. I would like to to cancel my subscription. Do not charge me any additional fees.
  3. Within a week after applying, I got a nasty and unprofessional response that I was not placed on the waiting list. Could it have been spam?
  4. I am afraid to put my Social Security Number on the online application because of hackers. Is it safe to give this information?
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Housing Authority

  1. What is Section 8?
  2. What is my status on the waiting list?
  3. What does an income limit mean?
  4. How can I find out the area the housing authority serves?
  5. Is there a housing program to pay towards owning a home?
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Affordable Housing Market

  1. Since Section 8 vouchers are so difficult to get, is there a place to find other housing programs that set rent based on your income?
  2. How can I find out the area the housing authority serves?
  3. The Section 8 and/or Public Housing waiting lists in my area are closed. Are there other affordable housing programs?
  4. Why is the housing authority giving Section 8 vouchers when there are no rentals available, and if there are, they don't take Section 8?
  5. If you report a change in your income, will they make you move?
  6. View All Affordable Housing Market Questions

Emergency

Featured Question: Does HUD help in emergency cases for housing?
  1. If my apartment is part of a Project Based Section 8 project funded by HUD and the property is sold, can the new owner make me move out?
  2. My income will be lower after I move. Would I apply using my current income, or the income I will receive after moving?
  3. Does HUD help if you are homeless or living in a shelter?
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Public Housing

  1. The Section 8 and/or Public Housing waiting lists in my area are closed. Are there other affordable housing programs?
  2. Is there a universal nationwide waiting list for Section 8 and Public Housing?
  3. What will happen to the names on the waiting list for Section 8 and Public Housing if funding gets cut next year?
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Affordable Housing Online

  1. Can you send an application to me?
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Other Housing Progams

  1. If my apartment is part of a Project Based Section 8 project funded by HUD and the property is sold, can the new owner make me move out?
  2. What does an income limit mean?
  3. Is there a housing program to pay towards owning a home?
  4. View All Other Housing Progams Questions