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hi everyone,

can I get section 8 housing if my huby came here on a K1 visa??

Did he get his green card yet? If so, please update your timeline.

You can probably qualify for section 8 housing, depending on the rules of your local housing authority. They will likely consider any income your husband receives in determining the household income, but they will NOT consider him when determining the household size. Section 8 housing benefits are considered a means tested benefit under federal law, and your husband should not be collecting any means tested benefits as long as your affidavit of support is enforceable. You, as a US citizen, can collect these benefits - your husband cannot.


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hi everyone,

can I get section 8 housing if my huby came here on a K1 visa??

My sister is in section 8 housing. She's single with my a dependent her son she qualifies due to low income level. It's usually availing for single parents with low income and people with disabilties. This is just what I have seen and heard from my sister. Though it is getting tougher to qualify with the last few years of recession. Do you have children? If you have low enough household income you may still qualify . But it can greatly vary from state. I would check this out with local county offices to be sure.

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Did he get his green card yet? If so, please update your timeline.

You can probably qualify for section 8 housing, depending on the rules of your local housing authority. They will likely consider any income your husband receives in determining the household income, but they will NOT consider him when determining the household size. Section 8 housing benefits are considered a means tested benefit under federal law, and your husband should not be collecting any means tested benefits as long as your affidavit of support is enforceable. You, as a US citizen, can collect these benefits - your husband cannot.

yes he got his green card. I forgot to update it, but i will now. thanks

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My sister is in section 8 housing. She's single with my a dependent her son she qualifies due to low income level. It's usually availing for single parents with low income and people with disabilties. This is just what I have seen and heard from my sister. Though it is getting tougher to qualify with the last few years of recession. Do you have children? If you have low enough household income you may still qualify . But it can greatly vary from state. I would check this out with local county offices to be sure.

yes we have a 6 months old baby and rent is going up 75$ more wich is kind od a lot for us now with an income of about 1600 a month. i just wondered if i'll qualy with my husband's status.

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Did he get his green card yet? If so, please update your timeline.

You can probably qualify for section 8 housing, depending on the rules of your local housing authority. They will likely consider any income your husband receives in determining the household income, but they will NOT consider him when determining the household size. Section 8 housing benefits are considered a means tested benefit under federal law, and your husband should not be collecting any means tested benefits as long as your affidavit of support is enforceable. You, as a US citizen, can collect these benefits - your husband cannot.

This is correct. His income will count but "he" will not. So will you be a family of 1 with the income of two people.


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Sect 8 housing is a VERY popular program, as you can imagine. It is a medium, to long term housing plan, as you can expect to wait a good 5 years to rise to the top of the list. Many landlords don't want to participate because of the impoverished clientele that it attracts.

Bottom line: You have to be very poor to qualify for this program, and you will likely have to live in dangerous neighborhoods. It is no great prize to get Section 8 housing. Homeless people need this program more than others.....

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Sect 8 housing is a VERY popular program, as you can imagine. It is a medium, to long term housing plan, as you can expect to wait a good 5 years to rise to the top of the list. Many landlords don't want to participate because of the impoverished clientele that it attracts.

Bottom line: You have to be very poor to qualify for this program, and you will likely have to live in dangerous neighborhoods. It is no great prize to get Section 8 housing. Homeless people need this program more than others.....

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I live in a very affluent neighborhood and have neighbors that are section 8 renting private homes. Section 8 can be used to subsidize rentals of private homes.


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I live in a very affluent neighborhood and have neighbors that are section 8 renting private homes. Section 8 can be used to subsidize rentals of private homes.

Far and few between. Section 8 is designed for poor people, not affluent people. :whistle:

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Actually Boing I got to disagree with you on this one. Your attitude reflects many people's attitude and it is sad actually. It is not meant so much for the "scourge" of society as you state. It is also not true that a person will live in the "ghetto" Gary ad Alla's comment reflects the truth in the matter. It is a program that tends to help poor homeless people, but it also helps families that are trying to make a better life for themselves as well as families that fall a little short on income, not just homeless people. As I was making my way thru college and a single mother I too had section 8 housing. I DID NOT live in the "ghetto" and I found many landlords more than willing to rent to me, at times it seemed much like a bidding war, because the landlords know their rent in almost certain to be on time every month. I lived in a very beautiful home, in an awesome neighborhood, with great neighbors. I have never had to go to the ghetto. In the ghetto there are already homes with a low rental price and almost never will you find someone living on section 8. A little time invested in research before making such outrageous claims would go a long way here Boing. headbonk.gif

To the OP... I say go for it. If you can get it to help supplement your income I think it is a fabulous idea. Even if section 8 only pays a little amount which they will calculate 30 percent of your income when figuring out your portion to pay and you will not pay more than 30 percent of your income for rent. It is a good program to help you through hard times and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Again I also do repeat... JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE ON THIS PROGRAM IT DOESNT MAKE YOU THE SCOURGE OF SOCIETY AND IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU WILL LIVE IN THE GHETTO. good.gif BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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Actually Boing I got to disagree with you on this one. Your attitude reflects many people's attitude and it is sad actually. It is not meant so much for the "scourge" of society as you state. It is also not true that a person will live in the "ghetto" Gary ad Alla's comment reflects the truth in the matter. It is a program that tends to help poor homeless people, but it also helps families that are trying to make a better life for themselves as well as families that fall a little short on income, not just homeless people. As I was making my way thru college and a single mother I too had section 8 housing. I DID NOT live in the "ghetto" and I found many landlords more than willing to rent to me, at times it seemed much like a bidding war, because the landlords know their rent in almost certain to be on time every month. I lived in a very beautiful home, in an awesome neighborhood, with great neighbors. I have never had to go to the ghetto. In the ghetto there are already homes with a low rental price and almost never will you find someone living on section 8. A little time invested in research before making such outrageous claims would go a long way here Boing. headbonk.gif

To the OP... I say go for it. If you can get it to help supplement your income I think it is a fabulous idea. Even if section 8 only pays a little amount which they will calculate 30 percent of your income when figuring out your portion to pay and you will not pay more than 30 percent of your income for rent. It is a good program to help you through hard times and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Again I also do repeat... JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE ON THIS PROGRAM IT DOESNT MAKE YOU THE SCOURGE OF SOCIETY AND IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU WILL LIVE IN THE GHETTO. good.gif BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Say what you will. The fact is, Section 8 is made for poor people, not middle class or rich people. God bless those who need it and receive it. Don't make it out to be something that it is not. "Scourge" and "ghetto" is your language, not mine. Let's get that clear.

Peace.

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Ahhhh here we go again. As before pal I am not going to get into a war of words with you, as I was aways taught to be kinder to those less fortunate, and for sure I find you fall under that category so well. Don't go there with me, you will always come out the loser in the end. I posted here to help the OP not fight with the less fortunate person that has nothing better to do than always make nasty spiteful comments in every post they come across. As I said earlier a little research can go a long way before posting your random thoughts. As with the time you felt the need to post nasty comments in my other threads I will bid you adieu and ignore further comments by you. Tata! whistling.gif

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No nasty comments here. but only you trying to glamorize Sect 8. You are the one putting words into others mouths.

The OP is smart enough to make up his own mind, but you seem to think your wisdom will save him. I'm glad Sect 8 was there when you needed it. No W.O.W. or random thoughts here, so don't try to characterize it as such . :bonk:

Peace.

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Qualifying for section 8 housing assistance generally requires you have income that is less than 50% of the median income for the area where you want to live. Income that might provide a very comfortable living in one part of the country might not be sufficient for even a modest apartment in others. Section 8 housing assistance is not reserved for the desperately poor, but for people who are relatively poor compared to their neighbors. A person who might be considered reasonably well paid in rural Ohio might be comparatively poor if they had the same income living in San Francisco.

It IS true that many landlords refuse to rent to people who require section 8 assistance, but this is not necessarily a negative reflection on the people who use the assistance. It's more because the law makes it difficult to evict someone who is receiving section 8 assistance, and equally difficult to raise their rent because of the FMR cap.


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Qualifying for section 8 housing assistance generally requires you have income that is less than 50% of the median income for the area where you want to live. Income that might provide a very comfortable living in one part of the country might not be sufficient for even a modest apartment in others. Section 8 housing assistance is not reserved for the desperately poor, but for people who are relatively poor compared to their neighbors. A person who might be considered reasonably well paid in rural Ohio might be comparatively poor if they had the same income living in San Francisco.

It IS true that many landlords refuse to rent to people who require section 8 assistance, but this is not necessarily a negative reflection on the people who use the assistance. It's more because the law makes it difficult to evict someone who is receiving section 8 assistance, and equally difficult to raise their rent because of the FMR cap.

Thanks for the info Jim

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