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What is Section 8 Housing

The Section 8 Housing Program is a federally funded low income housing program intended for families whose gross annual income falls below the average in their area or county of residence. Low-income and extremely low-income families in the United States that need help paying rent can apply for the Section 8 program if they meet all eligibility requirements and submit the necessary documents.

Who Qualifies for Housing Assistance?

the most important eligibility requirement for the program is the family’s gross annual income, but many other factors also contribute to the final decision. As the program is one of the most popular and sought-after in the country, many states have decided to close their waiting lists and no longer receive applications. Participants in the Section 8 Program must also continue to meet the eligibility requirements in order to keep receiving assistance. In some instances, the program requirements include additional special programs in which families must be included to achieve financial independence and reach their career or educational goals.