When you are a section 8 landlord you get access to a lot of information such as:
See if section 8 stopped paying you rent due to inspection failure or other reason (abatements)
Request rent increases
Get a statement of your payments
You’ll be able to post your unit for availability
Get housing quality […] Continue Reading…
One of the more popular articles on this website is the “guidelines for unit size” article. Found here http://www.section8facts.com/?p=64
This article has more than 400 comments! Mostly with people wanting to know how many bedrooms they qualify for. Below I will detail the GENERAL rules for housing and how many bedrooms you may be eligible for. Remember, each state and […] Continue Reading…
Baltimore’s Section 8 housing voucher waiting list is about to open up to the public for the first time since 2003. That’s over 10 years since the last time!
The applications are only available to submit online. You can apply by going to the website here
They will be accepting applications starting tomorrow, October 22nd through October 30th. The city is […] Continue Reading…
Starting today at noon the waiting list for Section 8 benefits for the Indianapolis Housing Agency. The last time they opened up the list, over 27,000 people sent in applications. This time around, authorities are expecting that number to more than double.
You can apply online by clicking here http://www.section8indy2014.org/
They are expecting to add 6,000 names to the waiting list […] Continue Reading…
This is another common question.
Oftentimes, voucher holder want to have an additional person living with them. This may be a boyfriend/girlfriend, ex-spouse, parent, or other family member. This is not a problem (as long as the new addition does not have a felony conviction, read here http://www.section8facts.com/2013/11/26/can-a-convicted-felon-get-section-8/)
Remember, there is a distinction between adding someone on and simply having a […] Continue Reading…
This is a question I get asked repeatedly on this site. Where is the best place to find a listing of available Section 8 housing?
The quick answer is there is no easy way to get a COMPLETE listing of available housing in your area.
The best overall place I’ve found to have the most listings is http://www.gosection8.com It is a […] Continue Reading…
This is a question we receive quite often.
Example: you qualify for a 2 bedroom and have 3 people living in the house with you. Your uncle needs a place to stay. You have an extra bed or maybe room in the den/living room. Is that a problem? Can he stay with you? Or will that put your section 8 […] Continue Reading…
One of the most frequently asked question is can a convicted felon qualify for Section 8?
The answer depends on a number of factors and the type of felony conviction. The application process for section 8 does necessitate a criminal background check so it is a pertinent question.
There are 2 felonies that will exclude you from obtaining a section 8 […] Continue Reading…
I get a ton of e-mails with all sorts of questions. I try my best to incorporate some of those answers within my posts.
Coming next week, I’m going to start addressing the most common questions people ask me. Feel free to leave a comment below with a specific question you may have and I’ll add it to the list!
Looking […] Continue Reading…
The Baltimore cit council was recently brought a new low income housing project to approve. Normally, a developer would just have to abide by Federal guidelines (which this particular developer has) and getting approved by the State is usually a done deal.
Not in Baltimore, apparently. Councilwoman Cathy Bevins has sponsored a resolution to oppose the proposal. If her resolution […] Continue Reading…