What is the Section 8 Voucher Program?
Section 8, which is also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ). Qualified applicants receive vouchers which are used to subsidize the cost of housing. These vouchers are awarded to individuals who meet certain income and earned income requirements. The goal of these programs are to provide affordable low cost housing to low income occupants.
How do I apply in New York?
In order to apply for the section 8 voucher program you will need to contact your local housing office. You may fill out the form on the right to have housing-guide.com help you locate your local public housing authority and provide you with application information, additionally we will search for private benefit programs and offers that you may qualify for today!
Who can qualify?
The requirements for the Housing Choice Voucher Program varies from one area to the next. Generally your family will need to earn no more then 50% of the median income in your area. This should include all income for your household, not just the person applying for assistance through the Section 8 Program. The Public Housing Agency that processes your application may also take other conditions and information into consideration while processing your application. This may include the number of individuals in your household, the age of the occupants, the employment status of the applicant or occupants, citizenship status, etc. In general, the Public Housing Agency will give preference to extremely low-income families.