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Where do you find out if you qualify for Section 8 housing?

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To find out if a person qualifies for Section 8 housing, he must provide income documentation to his local Department of Housing and Urban Development. The documentation typically includes tax documents and recent pay stubs, and if the person is awarded Section 8 housing, the documentation is checked annually.

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Where do you find out if you qualify for Section 8 housing?
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As of 2015, Section 8 assistance requires an individual earn 50 percent or less of the median income for the area. This means that someone may qualify for Section 8 assistance in one area but not in another. Local housing agencies may also use other factors to determine eligibility besides income, and the high demand versus low supply of Section 8 housing means that financial eligibility is not a guarantee of getting an award.

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