Find Section 8 apartment listings through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website, or through a local real estate listings site that specializes in low-income housing. In order to qualify for Section 8 housing, it is necessary to have a voucher from HUD.
To locate Section 8 housing listings on the HUD website, begin by entering the state the voucher is for. On the next screen, narrow search listings by city or ZIP code, then enter any special information about the desired property, such as the desired number of bedrooms and any necessary special accommodations. The next screen displays a listing of properties that fit the chosen criteria, along with the contact information of real estate agents. Look in the column labeled "Type" to find housing suitable for families, the elderly or disabled individuals. Check the column labeled "Number of Bedrooms" to find the sizes of available units at each property.
To apply for a Section 8 housing voucher, contact the local Public Housing Authority. Eligibility for vouchers is determined based on yearly gross income and family size. The amount of the voucher varies depending on the applicant's need, and is contingent on a check made by the Public Housing Authority with employers, banks and other local agencies.