How to Apply for Section 8 in Lee County Without the Wait

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How to Apply for Section 8 in Lee County Without the Wait

If you have tried to look for low-cost housing options, you may have found that the has a waiting list that is currently closed. With so many unemployed and underemployed across the country, the Public Housing Authority (PHA) has homes and waiting lists that are full. We want to go over the ways you can go about getting added to the waiting list when the LCHA starts taking applications again.

Section 8 and public housing are federally funded programs that help families with very low income by providing the families with vouchers for paying their rent or subsidizing the rent to meet the family's income. The programs also accept applicants who are disabled or elderly or who have elderly or disabled family members. The articles in the Section 8 product series offer even more information.

Lee County Section 8 Eligible Income Limits

The income limits for the voucher program require that a family must make less than 50% of the median family income in the area. These are the income limits for the .

Very Low Income (less than 50%) Extremely Low Income (less than 30%)

Lee County Housing Authority Documentation Requirements

Once the waiting lists have been reopened it is important to remember the types of documentation that can be used to validate your information.

  • Photo ID
  • Social security card
  • Birth Certificates
  • Tax documents
  • Paycheck stubs
  • Bank statements
  • Employment verification

How to Contact the Lee County Housing Authority

Office hours for the LCHA are 7 AM through 6 PM Monday through Thursday.

AddressLee County Housing Authority

14170 Warner Cir. Fort Myers, FL 33903

Phone(239) 997-6688
Fax(239) 997-7970

Family Self Sufficiency Program

The family self-sufficiency program can be combined with the housing programs, or it can offer huge benefits even if you are not yet in the housing program. As the name suggests, the program aims to help families become self-sufficient by encouraging them to meet milestones as they progress through the program.

The public housing family self-sufficiency program is a separate program, but families are bound by a contract. Once the contract has been fulfilled, the family ends the program with funds in an escrow account and can use the funds however they wish.

DoNotPay Makes Communication With Lee County Housing Authority Easy

Locating your closest PHA and getting the latest information on the program that you are interested in are important tasks. Since the waiting lists are all closed, these are not necessarily tasks you have to do yourself. Getting yourself on the list when a spot opens requires staying informed about the program's status. That is where DoNotPay comes in.

How to apply for Section 8 Housing in Lee County with DoNotPay

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.

It’s really easy!

Why DoNotPay Is the Best Way to Deal With Lee County Section 8

Getting is not an easy task if you do it alone. With the waitlists closed, there is not currently a good option. All residents can do is work to increase their wages and stay in good standing with their current situation until a voucher can be secured. Here is some more information from the Section 8 products series.

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