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kindly give some information about the section 8 voucher program

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

Please help! I purchased a home last year and due to lack of work this year im having trouble paying mortgage. I already had to drop my health insurance because the mortgage was my priority. I am self employed. I there any assistance you can recommend?

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

Hi Jimbob,

You can contact your lender and apply for a loan modification. If the lender accepts your request, then you will be able to save your property and get a better payment plan to pay off your mortgage.

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

Im buying a house owner financed. I find it harder and harder to make it with the cost of everything going up. Ive never received section 8 before and was wondering if owner finace with the other criteria meet if I can still receive section8 mortgage vouchers. :(

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jerry | Joined: October 17, 2005 03:24 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest,

Though I'm not sure but I don't think owner financed properties will qualify for Section 8. Nevertheless, you should contact the PHA and take their assistance in this regard.

Thanks

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

i am renting a mobile home and i wanted to can i get any kind of of help

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi tasha,

What kind of help are you looking for? Please explain it in details!

Thanks

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

Hi bjfsis!

Welcome to forums!

As far as I can understand, if you're on someone else's Section 8, then you may not qualify for another section 8.

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($)

My question is this... if someone is on another persons section 8 because they reside in the same household, how is the benefits for sect 8 figured up. I know its based on income but does it help or hinder the person who has signed up and been approved for section 8?

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

How do you find the area median income so we can determine eligibility in regards to income?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi minnesota,

You can check out the given page in order to know how to find out the area median income:
https://www.chapa.org/pdf/HUDincomelimitexplainer2011.pdf

Thanks

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

Hi,

Section 8 housing or section 8 voucher program is a federal housing assistance program which is administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Public Housing Agencies (PHAs).

The section 8 housing program assists people with disabilities, elders and low income families in paying for decent and safe housing.

Thanks

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

I have some more information about the Section 8 Voucher Program.

This program is used to give financial assistance in the private housing market through a subsidy which is based on a person's household income and the cost of housing.

Clark

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

Thanks all you for the information, kindly if possible I would also like to know about the way by which section 8 housing assistance actually works.thanks again

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

Hi,

For the Section 8 Voucher program the household must apply to the Public Housing Agency and get on the waiting list.

After the Section 8 voucher is issued the household must identify housing that can be approved under section 8 rules.

Clark

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

Thanks Clark :)

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

Hi Guest,

The section 8 Voucher program is the largest Federal low-income housing assistance program awarded to low-income families. This program provides for a certain amount of the cost required to pay for rent and utilities. The family getting such assistance has to contribute 30% of its income for rent and utilities while the rest is paid by the housing agency providing the Section 8 Voucher.

To know about eligibility for section 8 housing and other details, refer to the page on Section 8 Vouchers: http://www.centeronbudget.org/5-15-03hous.htm .

Thanks,

Sara.

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

please give information on how to obtain a section 8 voucher

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blue | Joined: October 21, 2005 09:17 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Yaitr,

Let me explain how the procedure works:

  1. Applicants at the top of the waiting list are issued vouchers.
  2. Voucher holders can use the voucher in the housing they currently live in or search for new housing.
  3. Section 8 housing must:
    • Meet HUD's Housing Quality Standards.
    • Have a rent that is reasonable in comparison to comparable housing units.
  4. Participant is given at least 60 days to search for appropriate housing, PHAs can establish extended housing search time.
  5. Owner/manager must be willing to participate in Section 8 program.

Do let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Blue

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

Thanks a lot for explaining the procedure.

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

i would like to know where to apply for open enrollments for section 8 vouchers. Can i apply for section 8 housing online?

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blue | Joined: October 21, 2005 09:17 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Yaya,

Welcome to Mortgagefit discussion board.

I don't think you can apply online for section 8 housing online. You can apply for assistance at your nearest Public Housing Agency (PHA) & get on the waiting list. You can search for your local PHA from here - PHA Contact Information. After the voucher is issued you will have to identify the housing which would get approval under the Section 8 rules. You can use this page to search for low rent apartments in your region.

If it meets the standards PHA will then pay your landlord an amount equal to what the difference comes to between 30% of your adjusted income or 10% of gross income & PHA determined payment standard set for your area.

Do let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Blue

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

My section 8 housing application is on the waiting list for years. i wanted to know my status. i am also currently on a new waiting list

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

Welcome Tamara,

You can contact your state Public Housing Authority (PHA) from http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/ and talk to them directly. You can also talk to the Office of Public Housing within your local HUD office.

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

Hi hope,

Please refer to the website suggested by Adonis in the post above. You can approach the nearest Public Housing Authority and collect the form to apply for Section 8 housing.

Take Care

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

I have signed up for housin in two states: Dallas,Tx and Tallulah,La. and i haven't heard a response from housing i need to know where im located on the waiting list

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

Hi Fannie webster,

Welcome to the forum.

You can contact your local Public Housing Agency and talk to them directly at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/index.cfm

Hope this helps.

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

QUALIFY FORSETION 8 HOUSING?

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

HOW DO IQUALIFY FORSECTION 8 HOUSING, HOWDOESIT WORK?

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Niicss | Joined: October 3, 2005 11:54 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

To qualify for section 8 program you should be a low income individual. I feel you should contact Local Housing Authorities to get approved for the program. But the Section 8 program gas been oversubscribed and you may be in waiting list for years. To know about the waiting time in your area you can call housing authority in your area.

If you are a low income individual, elderly person or disabled person the Federal Housing Program will provide housing assistance to you.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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

looking to or forrent with the option to buy

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

Welcome Linda,

Do you have a query on section 8 voucher? please put it down here so that anyone participating here can give his/her suggestions.

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

Im trying to find out what the amount of a section 8 voucher is suppose to be?

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

I WANT TO GET ON A SECTION 8 WAITING LIST IN THE VIRGINIA AREA TELL ME HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING IT

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jerry | Joined: October 17, 2005 03:24 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi AMANDA CHILDS!

Welcome to MortgageFit Forums!

There are two requirements which you need to fulfill if you are trying to go for Section 8 waiting list in Virginia. The first one is that your house should qualify as a "family" and the second one is that you should meet the annual income guidelines. If you have fulfilled both of them, then you can contact HUD.

Hope this will help you.

Thanks,

Jerry

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

i was wanting to get info on getting assistiant with housing for me and my family

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi charles rumsey!

The housing choice voucher program (Section8) is one of the federal government's important program for helping very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled so that they can afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

In the given link, you will find discussions by lenders in relation to section 8 voucher program:
http://www.mortgagefit.com/know-how/section8voucherprogram.html
Please have a look.

Thanks.

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

can anyone update me on california section 8 housing requirements?

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jerry | Joined: October 17, 2005 03:24 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi tony,

Whether you are eligible for a housing voucher or not is determined by the PHA. It will depend on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to US citizens. There are certain specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status can also qualify for this housing voucher.

The income of the family applying for this program should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area where the family is presently living. According to the law, PHA must provide 75 percent of its voucher to applicants whose income is not above 30 percent of the median income of the area. The median income levels vary from one place to another. You will have to contact the PHA serving your community to know about the income limits for your area and family size.

When you are applying, the PHA will collect information on assets, family income and family composition. It will then cross check the information with your employer, banks as well as local agencies. Then it will use the information to determine program eligibility. It will decide on the amount of the housing assistance you will be getting. If you are eligible, then the PHA will put your name on a waiting list if it is not able to assist you immediately. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, the PHA will issue a housing voucher to you.

Thanks,

Jerry

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

can u please tell me where there is an open

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

Hey bigmamashare,

You will have to contact the housing authority of your county and find out if you and your family qualifies for Section 8 Program. Once you have applied and qualified, you will be placed on a list for a voucher.

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

i am living in a apartment issued by the housing authority in tx.i was wondering if i had to sign up to get a section 8 voucher to move in a house?

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

Hi semy,

I did not understand what you wanted to say by:
[quote:1e14684971]apartment issued by the housing authority in tx[/quote:1e14684971]

Are you receiving any kind of benefit from the housing authority of Texas? If you could explain the situation, then it would be easier for me to answer your query. As far as applying for section 8 housing program is concerned, you will have to contact the housing authority of your area.

Take Care.

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

After my name has been reached on the waiting list adn I turn in all my papework how long before I know if I am approved for Section 8 housing choice voucher

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

Jessica,
I need some serious aide. My mother is elderly and I am on disability slso. I'm trying to better myself but right now we need help financially because I have several bills of my own. Is there a program that helps rhe elderly quickly.? We live together and we really need aide. Please enlighten me.

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

Hi Val!

Welcome to forums!

What programs are you looking for? Depending upon the state you live in, your mother can get certain elderly benefits. You should contact the state agencies in this regard and check out if they can help you in this matter.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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