Numerous websites claim to offer lists of Section 8 housing, but the most trustworthy resource is the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website. This site allows users to find a list of applicable apartments and contact a public housing agency.
Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is available to families with very low incomes, allowing them to lease or purchase safe and decent private rental housing at affordable prices. To qualify for Section 8 or public housing, applicants need to contact their local public housing agency. Contact information for these organizations can be found at the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website, which lists the addresses and telephone numbers of agencies in each state. These public housing agencies are able to help those who qualify for the program apply for assistance. The HUD website also contains information on fair housing, tenant rights and various other government housing programs.
For advice on housing matters, the Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends that people contact a housing counseling agency. These agencies provide guidance on credit issues, rental housing, purchasing a home and housing defaults. User's can find housing counseling agencies through HUD's website or by calling HUD's toll-free number.