Can a family of five qualify for Section 8 rental assistance in San Francisco?


Quick Answer

A family of any size in San Francisco is eligible for Section 8 rental assistance vouchers if it meets public housing authority income guidelines, and the property meets the program requirements. The income eligibility level generally can't exceed 50 percent of the area's median income after deductions, which includes dependents.

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Typically, 75 percent of the housing voucher funds are reserved for families with gross adjusted incomes at 30 percent of the area's median income. There is generally a waiting list, but preference can be given to families who are homeless or living in substandard housing, paying more than 50 percent of their income for rent or who have been displaced involuntarily from their home.

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