How to Apply for Kings County Section 8 Without the Wait

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How to Apply for Kings County Section 8 Without the Wait

For low-income families, housing that is clean, safe, and in good condition is often unattainable. What others take for granted, some families consider out of reach due to the cost of housing. In order to help fight housing insecurity, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), established the Housing Choice Voucher Program (also commonly known as Section 8 or HUD Housing) to help low-income families find affordable housing in the private market.

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What Is Section 8 Housing?

Section 8 housing is a voucher program that assists low-income households, including individuals with disabilities and/or the elderly. The program allows these households to find appropriate housing in the private housing market by issuing vouchers for landlords, which reduces the burden of rent for tenants.

As a tenant, you have the right to choose any house, apartment, or townhouse that meets the requirements of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, so long as the landlord accepts the vouchers.

Are You Eligible for Kings County Section 8 Assistance?

Eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is established by HUD but is then verified by your local Public Housing Authority (PHA). Your PHA will accept your application, determine eligibility, and issue the voucher if you are accepted into the program.

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Being a United States citizen, or qualifying under the specific immigrant status
  • Your household income cannot exceed 50% of the annual median income for Kings County
  • As of July 2021, Kings County's median income was $61,556 in 2020 dollars according to the Census Bureau
  • Your family's total gross income and family size are factored together for income limits
  • For instance: for a family of 4, income limits were listed at $34,850 in April 2021
  • You are required to follow all rules and regulations of the HCV program.

How to Apply for Section 8 Housing With Kings County Housing Authority

Applying for Section 8 housing on your own can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but it is possible.

Contact Information

Management Offices perform application services, waitlist functions, and services for participants. These offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM but are closed on one Friday each month, and on Federal Holidays.

ContactsHanford Management OfficeCorcoran Management OfficeAdministrative OfficeHousing Authority of the County of Kings
Mailing Address670 South Irwin Street

Hanford, CA 93230

700 6 1/2 Avenue

Corcoran, CA 93212

680 North Douty Street

Hanford, CA 93230

P.O. Box 355

Hanford, CA 93232



Phone Number(559) 582-3120(559) 992-2957(559) 582-2806
Fax(559) 992-8415(559) 992-8415(559) 583-6964

The Kings County Section 8 Application Process

Here are a few things you need to know about the Section 8 application process in Kings County.

  1. When you apply, you will be placed on a waiting list.
  2. You may be placed by preference.
  3. When a family is selected from the waiting list, they will be scheduled for an update appointment so that Kings County Housing Authority can obtain all of the required information and documentation for family composition, citizenship status, and family income and assets.
  • Bring birth certificates, social security cards, proof of citizenship/ status, picture IDs for adults, employment information, verification of all forms of income (including child support, bank statements), child care expenses, etc.
  1. Eligible applicants will then attend orientation, receive information about the HCV program, learn about the program, and receive their vouchers.

Apply for Kings County Section 8 Housing With the Help of DoNotPay

Applying for will be a frustrating and difficult process. You will need to do your research and verify your eligibility. You will need to fill out forms correctly. You will need to wait in line.

With everything else you have going on in life, the stress of understanding government housing or low-income or rental assistance programs should not be causing more problems. That is why DoNotPay is here to help. DoNotPay understands that your time is valuable, and we will help you get the Section 8 application process started as efficiently as possible.

If you want to apply for but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 2 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.

Yes, it’s really that easy!

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