Skip the Section 8 Waiting List at Killeen Housing Authority

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Skip the Section 8 Waiting List at Killeen Housing Authority

U.S. News reports that the cost of living in Killeen is somewhat lower than in other Texas cities. Still, finding affordable housing is often a challenge for many city residents. The Killeen Housing Authority serves hundreds of people, but getting approval is not always easy. What can you do if you need to find housing but are having difficulty with the application process? One solution would be to let DoNotPay help streamline the process for you.

Who Is Eligible for Section 8 Housing in Killeen, TX?

The Section 8 housing program is overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which also determines income guidelines. In general, applicants must earn less than 50% of the median income in the location in which they are applying. Accordingly, the amount you may earn will fluctuate every year. In addition to income guidelines, you will need to prove that you are a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant.

Several factors determine whether or not you are eligible for Section 8 housing:

Income EligibilityYou are making at or below the posted poverty line in your state. You are considered at the lowest income level if your family brings in only 30 percent or less of the average income in your area. You are still considered very low income if you only bring in 50 percent of that income and low income for 80 percent.
Age EligibilityIf you are above a certain age and still not bringing in enough income, you may qualify for Section 8 housing. Depending on a fixed income, those who are 65 and older could find themselves meeting these requirements.
Disability EligibilityIf you have been deemed disabled and unable to work, you are eligible for assistance, even as the head of household.

What Information Is Needed for My Application?

You'll need to provide some information about yourself as well as any other members of your household, including minor children. Gather this information ahead of time, as it will make the application process go much smoother.

Information About YourselfInformation About Household Members
Full nameFull name and relationship
Contact info, including email addressNone required
Citizenship/immigration statuscitizenship/immigration status
Date of birthDate of birth
Gender (male/female)Gender (male/female)
Social Security NumberSocial Security Number
Race and ethnicityRace and ethnicity
Primary languageNot required
Disability statusNot required but may list
Current living situationNot required
Total monthly incomeTotal monthly income
Source of incomeSource of income

Submitting an Application to the Killeen Housing Authority on Your Own

The Killeen Housing Authority no longer accepts walk-ins. As such, you will need to use one of the methods below when submitting your application.

Phone

Call (254) 327-1164 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Thursday. Let the agent who answers know you would like to submit a Section 8 application, and you will receive more information on how to do so. In some cases,  you may even be able to submit an application over the phone.

Online Application

Create an account with the Killeen Housing Authority to submit an application online. It should take around 30 minutes or so to complete your application, so be sure to allow plenty of time. You may lose all or some of your information should you not complete the entire application in one sitting.

Next Steps When the DIY Method Fails

In Killeen, TX, the demand for Section 8 housing often greatly exceeds the number of vacancies available. When this happens, the Killeen Housing Authority may temporarily suspend the application process. If you are denied due to an extended waitlist, you may need to prove that you belong in a "preferred" category due to:

  • Currently being homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.
  • Having an extremely low income, which is generally classified as 30% or less of the area's median income.

Being turned down for housing can be frustrating, and so can the appeals process. Putting your best foot forward during the application process will greatly reduce the odds of a denial. That's where DoNotPay comes in, making it as easy as possible to submit an application to the Killeen Housing Authority. 

Resolve Issues With the Killeen Housing Authority With Assistance From DoNotPay

For many people, the very idea of asking for government assistance is disheartening in itself. If you're already embarrassed about asking for help, the last thing you need to deal with is government bureaucracy on top of all that. But unfortunately, that's what people get more often than not. DoNotPay offers an easier, less stressful method that only requires two easy steps.

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.

     

  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.

     

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DoNotPay: Your Hassle-Free Way of Reaching the Killeen Housing Authority

If you are looking for a hassle-free way of contacting the Killeen Housing Authority, you've finally found it. Don't wait any longer-instead, sign up with DoNotPay right now to begin the Section 8 application process.

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