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CAN I BUY A HOUSE WITH A SECTION 8 VOUCHER

Can I buy a house with a section 8 voucher? What do I need to do?

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larry2 | Joined: June 27, 2007 02:50 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest.

Welcome to the forum.

Section-8 voucher program is for the people who have very low-income. So if you have very low income then you can apply for section 8 voucher. You can call your local Public Housing Agency (PHA) for further information on Homeownership Voucher Program.

Hope it helps. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Best of luck,
Larry

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hello.

Section8 housing program is a type of Federal Assistance that is provided by HUD to the low income families and individuals. You can get detailed information on Voucher8 program at "http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/voucher.cfm"

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

how long does it takes to receive your voucher after applying for section 8?

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sara | Joined: July 5, 2006 03:16 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Once you've applied for section8 voucher, you need to wait for some time. The waiting period will vary. It can take up to 3 years after you've applied. You need to contact the office of your housing authority and ask for the waiting period.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

People should not answer questions when they don't have the correct information to give.
If you apply and you are not one of the following you will be put on a waiting list that could be for 10 years. The Section 8 vouchers is only open now for victims of domestic violence, open acs cases, homeless in a shelter or SSI or SSD which turns into section 8

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

guest, your first line is right on. unfortunately, the ones who need to know what you've stated will never get the message. that being said, did you notice that the thread you're responding to began 15 months ago? i'm sure our section 8 poster has finally received an answer that was suitable.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

i have just got my sec 8 and i am a single mom of three and need of sum help if you can assist me please hit me on tuffy4608@aim com thank you have a good day..

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savior70 | Joined: March 25, 2009 05:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

[quote:e0353b3ed9]i have just got my sec 8 and i am a single mom of three and need of sum help[/quote:e0353b3ed9]

If you've got your section 8 voucher, you need to start looking for an apartment. You can use your voucher for any property that accepts section 8. Many of the landlords accept section 8 as it assures a dependable source of income. If the home or apartment of your choice meets the section 8 requirements, the housing authority will do a contract with the landlord to pay rent on behalf of you.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

yes you can buy a home with a section 8 voucher, you cannot sell that home for nine years. section 8 pays a down payment and your closing cost and from there on pays 60 to 70 percent of your mortgage.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

how can l buy a house with section 8????

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I don't think you'll be able to buy a house if you're on section 8.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I like to owne my own home and need a space for my crafts shop so I am single mom and grandma and Iam not waiting for ever to get my first time home. I like to know where and who can help me

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi rose!

Welcome to forums!

You will have to contact the local Public Housing Authority and apply for Section 8 housing voucher program.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

i have a voucher and i've been in my condo. for 6 years i done a lot of upgrading with my owners help. i feel that i need to move on and that is to
my own. i do need at my own washer and dryer in my home. i'm upstairs and it's very hard for me get my laundry done myself so my daugther has to come and take it to public wash house. i'm 58 years old and i really need a little more to make it easier and safe for me. i do have some medical problems. but my concern is owning my own home. i've heard about it but i need to know how to go about it so i can own my home

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Pearl,

If you have the required income and credit scores, you'll be able to get a mortgage in order to buy a home of your own.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

In New Mexico have waited two years for voucher have it now its open to low income folk, can take it anywhere and live in the USA, they also will help you purchase a home with this voucher, hopethis helps

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Yes you can buy a house being on section 8.You have to be on this program for 6 years i think.Not all cities do this,but i know Indianapolis Indiana section 8 has this .The rent section 8 has already paid ,goes toward the buying of a home you already live in.They keep it hush hush!!!!

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Getting sec. 8 and how long it takes depends on how many people in your area are ahead of you on a waiting list for example in my county it takes about 2-3 years but in the next county over its about a 10 yr wait. you must be on sec 8 and rent on sec 8 one year and have the income and credit to be considered for the sec 8 homeownership program. Then you take classes to get a certificate that entitles you to help with closing cost assistance,you have to put some money away in my county its about 200 dollars a month for 10 months and they match that to 7500 in the next county its 14000 whatever you dont use for closing can be used for downpayment. hope ths helps people.

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