Monday, February 17, 2014

Section 8 Housing Basics

Landlords out there, the Housing Choice Voucher Program, more commonly known as Section 8 housing may be the way to go.  There are advantages to participating in this rental-subsidy program, with the biggest one being the regular monthly check that comes from the government like clockwork.  Anyone who has heard excuses about sick relatives and car repairs can understand how important that can be.  Rental rates are mostly competitive.  Your property will need to pass an inspection.  Here's how to get into the program.


On the other hand, tenants who qualify can get needed assistance to live in a decent place with affordable terms.  That can be a huge quality of life plus.  Even if you, gentle reader, do not need to know this, you probably know somebody who does.  How to apply for section 8 housing?  Like this.


Downriver, Section 8 housing is coordinated by Wayne Metro Community Action Agency and local communities.  You can find them here.




Links:
http://www.zillow.com/blog/pro/2012-05-08/getting-your-property-qualified-for-section-8/
http://www.zillow.com/blog/2014-02-06/how-to-apply-section-8-housing/
https://waynemetro.org/we-can-help/out-county-residents