If you are struggling to afford your rent, you may qualify for a housing voucher. Known as Section 8, these housing assistance programs help people with limited incomes find and pay for homes through local Tempe Housing Authority.
But the rising cost of rental housing and changing landlords have made it harder for many people to use them. As a result, fewer metro Phoenix residents have housing vouchers than they need.
The Tempe Section 8 waiting list will open soon. You can apply from February 28 to March 13.
The section 8 waiting list open program has been helping low-income families, the elderly and the disabled since the 1970s. It ensures tenants won’t pay more than 30% of their income on rent.
If you are eligible for a housing voucher, it is important to check your income limits before applying. These limits are based on the income of a household and may vary by county or city.
You’ll need to provide vital documents including your social security card and birth certificates for each family member. A state-issued photo ID is also required.
Many landlords will want to check your credit history and criminal background before accepting the voucher. Some housing authorities may also require that the landlord make modifications to the property.
If you are interested in obtaining housing assistance through the Tempe Section 8 waiting list, the application process will open soon. You may apply online, or at the Housing Services office in the City of Tempe.
You will need to meet with a Housing Counselor. The counselor will help you determine if you are eligible to receive a voucher, which can be used to rent any private rental home or apartment in Arizona that meets certain standards.
A housing voucher is a federally backed program that helps low-income families pay their rent in the private market. The government contracts with local public housing authorities to distribute these vouchers.
The exact income limits and other application requirements vary by the housing authority. You can visit the seven metro Phoenix-area housing authorities’ websites for the latest information.
Getting on the waitlist for a housing voucher is a long process. But once you get a voucher, it will help you pay your rent for the rest of your life, provided that your income, family situation or other circumstances don’t change.
If you are looking for safe, affordable housing in Tempe then you may be eligible to apply for the Section 8 waiting list. Once you apply and are accepted you will be given a voucher that will cover 30% of your rent.
This program is available to low- and very low-income families who meet certain income requirements. In order to qualify, you must be making 30 percent or less of the median income in your area.
Once you are approved for the program you will need to provide your income, family and address information to the Public Housing Authority. They will verify this information with local agencies, employers and banks.
Once you have a section 8 voucher and an apartment, the PHA will inspect your new home at least once a year to make sure it continues to be in good condition. If your circumstances change, you can still get help with rent as long as you are maintaining your eligibility and you continue to provide the PHA with your contact information.
When a family applies for Section 8 homeownership assistance, the housing authority checks the income and household situation of all members of the family. If the application is approved, the family pays about 30% of their adjusted monthly income toward a down payment and the government helps pay the rest through a mortgage loan.
In a few years, the government may no longer help pay the down payment on a home for some people who get Section 8. That would mean they have to pay their own mortgage and make other payments on the house themselves.
For some, this is an option that could help them move up the housing ladder and get more out of their vouchers. It’s also a way to save money and avoid the risks of renting in areas of high poverty that have seen blight, crime and other problems.