Section 8 Housing Guide

The Section 8 program helps millions of low-income families and individuals find safe and sanitary housing at an affordable cost. Section 8 allows participants to exchange housing vouchers for a discount on their rental cost. To qualify, you must meet program requirements related to income, family size and financial need. You can apply for housing assistance through local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), which are located throughout the United States. Then, if your pre-application is approved, you will be placed on a waiting list for a voucher. Certain groups of people have preferences when it comes to Section 8 Housing and can get to the top of the waiting list faster to receive their vouchers. Learn more about Section 8 Housing assistance in our free guide below.