Section 8 Rent Assistance

Find applications that are being accepted online for May 9th 2021

How can I get a rent assistance application and apply?

Rent assistance program – Get help with your rent. There are several types of rent assistance programs. The most well know is the Section 8 housing program. HUD is the government entity that actually funds Section 8 and other Federal subsidized housing programs. The funding goes to the housing authorities, who in turn run these rental assistance programs locally. Applications are free but you must first find a PHA that is accepting applications and has an open waiting list.


Can I apply for a rent assistance program online?

Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. They will receive rental assistance for about 70% of their rent. The unit may include the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.

Where can I apply for Section 8 rent assistance and Food Stamps online?

When someone applies for SNAP or Food Stamps, they must do so separately. Housing Authorities only administer and monitor their various housing programs. The USDA is the agency one would refer to in order to apply for Food Stamps online or in person.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps families and individuals afford groceries. If eligible, clients will receive an EBT card (similar to a debit card) which will be reloaded monthly with an allotted amount of money to be used to purchase food. The food bank’s SNAP Outreach Team will guide applicants through the SNAP application process, help them prepare for an interview with a SNAP caseworker, and answer general questions about the SNAP program. The HUD application program is ran by a completely different agency.

Find a rent assistance program – Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet

The Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet is an information retrieval service. The Housing List Blog is unique to the Online Packet and helps it’s members to locate Section 8 landlords and tenants.