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When The Resources Dry Up: Section 8

“Individuals and families who qualify for federal housing assistance through Section 8 are protected under federal laws and thus guaranteed certain rights. During the Civil Rights Era, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed, which aimed to eliminate housing discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability and ethnicity.

Although Section 8 housing is federally-funded, the program is administered by local PHAs. These agencies collect and process Section 8 housing applications and oversee the placement of participants. In addition, PHAs are responsible for setting the eligibility requirements for Section 8 housing in each state.

There are PHAs in all 50 states, and depending on the state’s population and demand for affordable housing, there may be more than one agency in each area. If you want to apply for Section 8 housing, you’ll need to find your local PHA using the free search tool on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website.”

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