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Quick Tips to Find Eligible HUD Housing

Individual HUD applicants must meet eligibility requirements, but the actual housing must also meet certain standards. The Public Housing Agency is responsible for providing the guidelines for each residence, but the applicant is also responsible for finding eligible houses and/or apartments. You can browse available HUD housing lists here.

Below is a list of factors that applicants should consider:
Landlord’s Willingness:

The maximum voucher allowance is calculated based on rental comparisons in your area. Section 8 applicants are required to pay at least 30 percent but not more than 40 percent of their income in rent and other utilities.

Residence Size:

The Public Housing Agency is responsible for determining what size residence an applicant is eligible for. The value of a voucher for a family of six should afford that family more than a one-bedroom apartment, and, in contrast, the allotment for a family of two should not afford them a four-bedroom home.

Duration of Lease:

The voucher recipient must negotiate the lease with the landlord. At the onset, the lease must be for one year.


To confirm that residences meet basic standards of health and safety, the Public Housing Agency will inspect all properties before dispersing funds.

You can browse available HUD housing lists here.