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When applying, can I submit a copy of a document instead of the original?


Each housing authority operates differently, so we cannot give you a definite answer.

Some housing offices require you to submit the original document (such as a birth certificate or Social Security Card), but others require copies to be submitted. Please contact the office you apply through with this inquiry.

More FAQs from Low Income Households

  • What has to be included in my household income?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
  • Can I apply to multiple waiting lists?