The Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet is a tool that is intended to make finding a
section 8 application online easier. The Online Packet also contains updated links to applications for various grant programs
for a low income family or individual. Federal rental assistance programs like Section 8 or Public Housing are free and funded by HUD and run by housing authorities locally.
In order to sign up for section 8, one must locate a housing authority that is currently accepting applications.
How can I find a Section 8 apartment application?A Section 8 apartment application is the same unified application that one would fill out for Section 8. Apartments that are owned by the housing authority and offer rental assistance, is called Public Housing. Contact you local PHA and inquire about public housing to find an application. That program is usually less popular and more readily available than Section 8.
How does the Section 8 Home Ownership Program work?The specific requirements for preparing a homeownership plan under Section 32 are set out in the Section 32 Desk Guide, the Inventory Removals Application (HUD-52860), the Homeownership Addendum (or Homeownership Term Sheet) to that Application (HUD-52860-C), and the tools available for download below. The Homeownership Addendum/Term Sheet must be completed to show program compliance and due diligence and must be attached to a housing authorities application for homeownership. After HUD approval, the Homeownership Addendum/Term Sheet becomes a part of the PHA's approved Homeownership Plan. All other documents are optional and should be used at discretion of the PHA. In order to assist PHAs in completing a Homeownership Addendum/Term Sheet that meets HUD's requirements, a sample term sheet is also attached. Note that this term sheet is being provided as a sample only and PHAs should modify it in accordance with the specific conditions of each application.