How do you find a Section 8 housing landlord?


Quick Answer

The United States of Housing and Urban Development, the federal agency that oversees the use of Section 8 funds and a variety of similar programs, maintains a complete database of Section 8 landlords. The database can be used to find or identify project-based Section 8 housing.

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To access and browse for Section 8 landlords, users must first go to the HUD website and select Program Offices. From there, find and click on the link for Housing. Next, select Multifamily, followed by EXP. Lastly, select the Assistant & Section 8 Contracts Database option.

Users with Microsoft Access and other similar database software packages can download the database file directly and search within the data to identify Section 8 landlords. Users can locate names based on landlord contracts with the federal or local governments. The database also contains information about the contract, the landlord, the nature of the development and when the contract will expire. This can be used to identify the landlord or to find Section 8 housing by location.

For users without access to database software, the data can still be downloaded in a PDF form. While not as robust as database files, users can still find landlords by searching for locations by address.

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