How Many People Must a Family Include for Section 8 Housing Eligibility?


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Any family made up of one or more adults, with or without children, is eligible for a Section 8 housing voucher. The voucher is a rent subsidy to enable a tenant to pay rent to a private landlord.

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If a person is disabled, he also qualifies for a Section 8 voucher. A family is also eligible for the voucher if one member is a U.S. citizen. However, if some members of the family do not have proper immigration status, the rent is higher, and the family does not get full assistance. It is not difficult to meet this qualification, because most families in the country are made up of these types of components.

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