As of February, 2015, the application process for section 8 housing depends on the local office, but it generally will require a signature, which cannot be given over the phone. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a United States federal government program established to help low-income families find housing. It is based on a family's size and total gross income.
To become eligible for Section 8 housing, a family's income cannot be greater than 50 percent of the median income for the area in which the family resides. The housing voucher program typically has a waiting list, and families must apply to be added to the list. To apply to the program, a family must provide information such as housing preferences, the number of people who plan to live in the household, the family's housing history and proof of income, such as tax returns and bills.