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Section 8

Section 8

What is Section 8? Section 8 is a federal housing subsidy allocated by Housing

What is Section 8? Section 8 is a federal housing subsidy allocated by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through local housing authorities.

Benefits o The recipient pays 30% of his/her income toward rent and utilities. The

Benefits o The recipient pays 30% of his/her income toward rent and utilities. The housing authority pays the rest up to a payment standard set by HUD. o The recipient can use this voucher to rent from any private market landlord.

Benefits o The recipient can take his/her voucher with them anywhere in the United

Benefits o The recipient can take his/her voucher with them anywhere in the United States. o The recipient can keep his/her voucher for as long as they continue to qualify (as long as they follow the rules of the program)… there are no time limits.

King County has 3 Housing Authorities o Seattle Housing Authority serves the city limits

King County has 3 Housing Authorities o Seattle Housing Authority serves the city limits of Seattle. o Renton Housing Authority serves the city of Renton. o King County Housing Authority serves the remainder of King County.

Snohomish County has 2 Housing Authorities o Everett Housing Authority serves the city of

Snohomish County has 2 Housing Authorities o Everett Housing Authority serves the city of Everett. o Snohomish County Housing Authority serves the remainder of Snohomish County.

Pierce County has 2 Housing Authorities o Tacoma Housing Authority serves the city limits

Pierce County has 2 Housing Authorities o Tacoma Housing Authority serves the city limits of Tacoma. o Pierce County Housing Authority serves the remainder of Pierce County.

Housing Access and Services Program (HASP) o King County Housing Authority has a special

Housing Access and Services Program (HASP) o King County Housing Authority has a special program for people with disabilities. o It began in January of 2000. 2492 people with disabilities in King County have received a voucher through this program.

How do I get Section 8 in King County? o If you are an

How do I get Section 8 in King County? o If you are an adult with disabilities and you have a case manager through the Division of Developmental Disabilities Region 4, you may be eligible to receive a voucher through HASP. o Contact your DDD case manager.

Snohomish and Pierce Counties Contact the housing authorities in your county to find out

Snohomish and Pierce Counties Contact the housing authorities in your county to find out how to get on their waiting lists.

Reasonable Accommodation o Reasonable accommodation allows people with disabilities to request exceptions to the

Reasonable Accommodation o Reasonable accommodation allows people with disabilities to request exceptions to the rules of the Section 8 program based on their special needs. o Many things possible for people with disabilities who have a Section 8 voucher.

Most Common Accommodations Requests o An extra bedroom for a live-in care provider o

Most Common Accommodations Requests o An extra bedroom for a live-in care provider o Shared housing o Renting from a relative

Live -in Care Provider If a person with disabilities needs overnight support, the housing

Live -in Care Provider If a person with disabilities needs overnight support, the housing authority may issue them an extra bedroom without considering the income of the provider.

Shared Housing o Shared housing is when a person with a voucher shares a

Shared Housing o Shared housing is when a person with a voucher shares a house or apartment with someone who does not have a voucher, or o When multiple people with vouchers share a house or apartment (this allows people with disabilities to share support hours)

Renting From A Relative o Renting from a relative is not allowed for most

Renting From A Relative o Renting from a relative is not allowed for most people on the Section 8 program. o If you are a person with disabilities, you can request reasonable accommodation to rent from a relative.

Creative Solutions o No two housing solutions are the same. o Our goal is

Creative Solutions o No two housing solutions are the same. o Our goal is to share with you what some families have done and to inspire you to believe in the possibilities.