Section 8 house ???

Ok so my cousin have no job and having a very hard time looking for a job. She see that other people have section 8 houses do they require to have ssi in order to get section 8 houses ??  

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    They are not required to have SSI but they ARE required to have some income of some sort.  Section 8 IS NOT free. Tenants are required to have an income to be able to pay part of the rent & pay the utilities.  Waiting lists are 3-5 yr or longer. 

  • 2 months ago

    But, wouldn't you look for a job to pay for the housing before you looked for housing?

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Your cousin would need to read about and apply for section 8 locally where your cousin lives............ maybe they could get on the list and it is likely to take many years before they potentially could be offered anything

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No income is required.  The wait list can take years to get thru and single parents with kids under 18 get highest priority (ie they are moved to the front of the queue).

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They have to have some income. Section 8 is government subsidized low income housing. It's not free housing.

  • R P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Your cousin will need to go to her local HUD office & apply. Unfortunately for her, the wait lists are years long in many areas of the country.

  • 2 months ago

    No, but you have to apply for Section 8 (waiting lists are years long) and then she has to find a house, and she also has to be working and pay part of her rent.

  • n2mama
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, they aren’t required to have SSI, but section 8 is LOW income housing, not NO income housing. She would need to see if the wait list in her area is even open, then apply, get on the waitlist and wait until her name comes to the top. If she’s single, has no children, and is not disabled, her wait will likely be very long, since pretty much everyone else takes priority over an able bodied adult.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, but waiting lists are long, oftn years.

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