Theoretically anyone can be approved for a section 8 voucher. Generally there is a limit on your income, and you must also qualify for section 8. For example, you must be a US… citizen or legal resident of the United States; must not have any violent felony records; must not be a registered sex offender; must not be convicted of public assistance fraud or any other crime which involved the section 8 program; and you must not have been evicted from a public housing unit or from any other unit you rented under the voucher program. You must also not have a substance abuse, including alcohol abuse, problem unless you can demonstrate that you have been to or are receiving substance abuse treatment. Finally, you must not have a history of abusing the housing choice voucher or public housing program, such as by allowing anyone to live there without approval.
you can't get it back once you lose it..you have to apply it again..all over again..unless the decision that was made to terminate your voucher is reversed later on appeal.
Yes and no. First the "no" part: as long as your grandmother isalive the voucher is hers and cannot be transferred to anyone else.Now the "yes" part: If you've been legally li…ving with her and youqualify for a voucher you may be able to inherit her voucher if shewere to die or be forced to live in a nursing home or similarinstitution. To qualify for a voucher you must be disabled yourselfand must have been living with your grandmother to the extent thatyour name must be on her lease.
Each Housing Authority has its own rules regarding felony convictions and living in a public housing unit or receiving a housing choice voucher. However, federal regulations p…rohibit certain felons from ever living in a public housing or receiving such a voucher. Sex offenders, violent offenders, and drug offenders of less than five years, are prohibited under federal guidelines from receiving a voucher or living in public housing.
It depends on the severity of the felony and if the felon is a registered sex offender. Each housing authority has the right to make its decision on the basis of a felon…y conviction. But felonies-- except homicides and sex offenses-- of over three years old generally are overlooked.
Yes, but do you really want to? It is an entitlement program.Canceling such is a personal decision you must make. But remember,if you do, and you want to return to the program…, you will have torejoin the waiting list when one is next available, which may be along time, and restart the process.
U can't get it back. Especially in these times.
There's no prohibition on that. As long as the unit meets approval by the Housing Authority issuing the voucher, why not?
Yes, provided the crime is not demonstrative of a drug or alcohol abuse pattern of behavior.
Absolutely! If you're on the Voucher program and you are evicted, you lose your voucher and may not be able to regain it for at least five years, depending on the rules set by… the local Housing Authority, at which time you'll have to reapply.
It's not that simple. There are dozens & hundreds of Public Housing Authorities in each state. Therefore every state (and territory) has some PHAs that are billing and some th…at are absorbing.
If your name is on the waiting list, it will advance as a voucher becomes available to the next family. When your name comes up you will be notified by the Housing Authority t…o which your name was added to the waiting list, provided you kept them updated with your information -- in writing. A packet of forms will be sent to you to fill out, and you will send them such completed forms and provide them with the necessary information they requested along with the completed forms. You will then be given an appointment date at which you will be interviewed. Your information will then be verified, and if accepted, you will be given another date on which you will pick up your voucher. You then have 60 days to find a rental unit that has been approved for your family or the voucher may expire. In most cases you can ask for an extension.
An enhanced voucher would mean one that was given for a special reason or purpose. They're the same as Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
It is very unlikely that they will be available any time within the next two years. Because of our present economy very few new entitlement services will become available.