We encourage property managers to ask formerly incarcerated applicants to share more information through their Personal Web Page to more fully reveal their character than may be available on a standard rental application.
The actual name of the program commonly known as “Section 8″ is the Housing Choice Voucher Program, a federally funded program that subsidizes rent for eligible participants. It is designed to assist very low-income families or individuals. A housing subsidy is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of a participating family/individual.
How do I apply for Section 8 housing?
Contact your local
For further assistance, contact the.
Does my criminal record ban me from public housing?
There are only 2 convictions for which a PHA must prohibit admission:
Public Housing Authorities (PHA) have great discretion in determining their admission and occupancy policies for ex-offenders. While the Public Housing Authority can choose to ban ex-offenders from participating in public housing and Section 8 programs, is in not HUD policy to do so.
Useful tools and information for property managers.
Useful for finding any location. Enter your current location and the location you are trying to find the map will give detailed directions to your destination.
Private and nonprofit landlords operate a host of other subsidized rental housing programs. HUD maintains a
Members differentiate themselves from other applicants!
Also available to Fair Shake members is a free email account, data storage and tutorials to learn to use electronic tools.