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. Can I take my Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher to a different area?
  3. What is Section 8?
  4. What is my status on the waiting list?
  5. How do I find a unit that accepts a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher?
  6. View All Section 8 Questions

Homeownership

  1. Are you eligible for Section 8 if you own a home or other real estate?
  2. Is there a housing program to pay towards owning a home?
  3. View All Homeownership Questions

Waiting Lists

Featured Question: What is my status on the waiting list?
  1. Do I have to update my application information if there is a change? How do I do it?
  2. How do I apply for affordable housing assistance?
  3. I just applied to a waiting list, now what do I do?
  4. What has to be included in my household income?
  5. Can I apply to multiple waiting lists?
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Eligibility

  1. How long after submitting my application will I receive information about my status on the waiting list?
  2. I was placed on a waiting list, does this mean I'm getting rental assistance?
  3. 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?
  4. How do I apply for affordable housing assistance?
  5. Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
  6. View All Eligibility Questions

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. How can I file a complaint to the housing office?
  3. How many bedrooms am I eligible for?
  4. How do I file a complaint to HUD about being mistreated by a managing housing office?
  5. 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?
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Complaints and Scams

  1. How can I file a complaint to the housing office?
  2. How do I file a complaint to HUD about being mistreated by a managing housing office?
  3. I applied to the waiting list by paying the fee, but they have not contacted me after a few months. What can I do?
  4. I would like to to cancel my subscription. Please do not charge me any additional fees.
  5. 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?
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Housing Authority

  1. How can I file a complaint to the housing office?
  2. How can I find out the area the housing authority serves?
  3. How do I file a complaint to HUD about being mistreated by a managing housing office?
  4. What is Section 8?
  5. What is my status on the waiting list?
  6. View All Housing Authority Questions

Affordable Housing Market

  1. How can I find out the area the housing authority serves?
  2. How many bedrooms am I eligible for?
  3. Can I apply to multiple waiting lists?
  4. 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?
  5. Can I apply anywhere in the country?
  6. View All Affordable Housing Market Questions

Emergency

  1. Does HUD ever help in emergency cases for housing?
  2. 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?
  3. Does your chance of receiving rental assistance increase if you are homeless, or live in a shelter?
  4. Can a homeless person apply for housing assistance?
  5. My income will be lower after I move. Would I apply using my current income, or the income I will receive after moving?
  6. View All Emergency Questions

Public Housing

  1. Can I smoke in my unit?
  2. The Section 8 and/or Public Housing waiting lists in my area are closed. Are there other affordable housing programs?
  3. Is there a universal nationwide waiting list for Section 8 and Public Housing?
  4. 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?
  2. I would like to to cancel my subscription. Please do not charge me any additional fees.
  3. View All Affordable Housing Online Questions

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. View All Other Housing Progams Questions