Who can apply for Section 8 in Arizona?
Most low income families and individuals are seeking a way to get help with paying their rent. In the United States, there is a program called, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program offers rental assistance for people of low income. In order to apply for Section 8 in Arizona, one must be over eighteen and U. S. citizen. A potential applicant must also fall within the low income guidelines mandated by HUD. The Department of Housing and Urban Development sets these standards because they are the Federal entity that provides funding to the Section 8 and Public Housing programs. The Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet is funded by a private entity and is not affiliated with any government agency. Applications for any government subsidized housing program are always free. The Online Packet helps its members find open Section 8 waiting lists nation wide, as well as providing them with the Housing List Blog. The Online Packet is also a tool that helps landlords and tenants find each other via its Housing List Blog.
In addition, the Online Packet helps its members to discover many other programs that would benefit a low income person. We charge a small fee for our research which is consolidated in our Online Packet. We can not guarantee that your housing authority is accepting applications at this time, but we do update our Online Packet each week with this information.
When can I apply for Section 8 in Arizona?The only time anyone can apply for Section 8 in Tucson, or in any other city in Arizona, is when there is an open Section 8 waiting list. These waiting lists are rarely open because of the huge demand for low income housing in Arizona. They will open and close very quickly. Most housing authorities today will allow tenants to apply for Section 8 online to avoid huge lines on the housing authority campus.
Public housing applications are usually easier to find because it is a less popular program. Public housing allows a tenant to live in an apartment complex that is owned by the housing authority, as oppose to finding your own property and landlord like the Section 8 Voucher program allows. Each subsidy pays roughly 70% of the tenants rent. A low income housing application is usually what is referred to when someone inquires about applying for Public Housing.
Landlords must have their property inspected by a division of the Section 8 office in order to rent to a Section 8 tenant and accept the Section 8 housing voucher. The landlord will prepare their own lease, but it will be no less than for one year. By urging section 8 landlords nationwide to participate in government rental assistance programs, and educating them about subsidized housing, the gap between a low income tenant and an independent landlord is being reduced. You can apply for Section 8 by completing a Section 8 application when those applications are being accepted by your local Housing Authority. A person interested in learning how to become a Section 8 landlord can also benefit from our Online Packet.
Housing authorities in Arizona:
Tucson Arizona Housing Authority - Section 8 rental assistance
Pima County Housing Authority - Section 8 application online
Williams Public Houisng - Low income housing application
Winslow PHA - Apply for rental assistance
Yuma City Housing Agency - Section 8 housing