Section 8 Eligibility

Requirements for Applying for Section 8 Housing

The Housing Act of 1937 On September 1, 1937, during the height of the Great Depression, Congress passed Public Law 75–412, known as the Housing Act and less frequently as the Wagner-Steagall Act, after the New York Senator and Alabama Representative (respectively), both Democrats, who sponsored the legislation. Its purpose was to improve the living […]


Who Qualifies for Section 8 Housing?

Section 8 housing works differently than an entitlement benefit, meaning that even if the applicant qualifies to receive a voucher, he or she might not necessarily get one. In fact, usually only one in four families that qualifies for the aid actually receives it. This is obviously a result of the huge demand for local […]