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Section 8...

How long does it take to get it? How do you qualify for it? How does it work?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:57 AM on Apr. 17, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Depends on your area. Here in my area, the waiting list is about 3-4 years. I was divorced for 5 years, registered when I got divorced, never did hear anything back from them! The problem with this program around here is, even if you are approved, not everyone takes it. Therefore, the ones that do, you would never want to live there. The neighborhood is awful and I would never want to live there with a child. My daughter looked into it too, but I told her I would help her with her rent and to not pursue it.... It's not worth it! I'd rather have her live someone trust worthy!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • It is based on your income. You just have to go talk to them and fill out a app and they will let you know if you qualify. If you do than it can take a couple of years. Good luck I think its a great program for people who truly need it.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • section 8 is a voucher you recieve from the goverment. you pick the place you want to live and the goverment pays a portion of the rent....there is a difference between low income housing and section 8
    section 8 takes a while to get but is worth it because you pick the place you want to live and nobody knows you have it. low income housing is a group of apts. and townhouses clumped together paid for by the goverment.
    if you want to be on either one call your county human services dept.
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:23 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Why don't you go to your local office and fill the app out and ask whatever questions you need to ask and they will answer whatever you need answered cause we don't know what state your in and every state is different.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Hmmm, because it's 2am where I live, and I was curious now.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • In our community there was a time when you could walk in and get your voucher immediately. Sometimes there is a waiting list that takes years. Just call your local office and ask how long the list is.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:47 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

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