Qualify and Apply for Low-Income Housing In Savannah, GA

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Qualify and Apply for Low-Income Housing In Savannah, GA

If you and/or your family are homeless or struggling to pay rent, you may be eligible for government housing. This can be a blessing to many families, as safe and clean living conditions are vital to the health of a person, especially the elderly or children. So, how can you get ?

DoNotPay cannot complete the application for you, but they can call your local housing authority and find out if you're eligible for the program. It can take a lot of stress-inducing research to find out the exact qualifications for Section 8 housing, but with DoNotPay, you don't have to worry about all the research involved. Plus, they'll guide you through the next steps to take afterward.

Who Is Eligible for Section 8 Housing in Savannah, GA?

Low-income families and/or individuals residing in Savannah, GA are eligible for Section 8 housing if they meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a United States citizen or a registered immigrant.
  • You must be a resident of Georgia.
  • Your income must be below 50% of the median income in Savannah, GA, for your household size.
  • The selected rental unit must be compliant with HUD's Housing Quality Standards.
  • The rental unit must be at the market level when compared to other rentals in the same neighborhood.

Several factors determine whether or not you are eligible for low-income 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.

How to Apply for Low-Income Housing in Savannah, GA

If there is a waitlist open that you're eligible to apply for, then you can apply for . As soon as you notice a waitlist is open, you'll need to jump at the chance to apply, as the application period typically doesn't last long. Low-income families are constantly applying for rental assistance, and, even if you're on the waiting list, getting government assistance can take a long time. You should not wait to apply when a waiting list is currently accepting applications.

To apply for a Section 8 voucher in Savannah:

  1. Go to the Housing Authority of Savannah's website.
  2. Click on the "rental assistance" tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. You'll then be able to see if any waiting lists are currently open. Do not apply for one you know you aren't eligible for.
  4. If a waiting list you're eligible for is currently open, click on the link that says "voucher application."
  5. Fill out the online application with the appropriate information and submit it.

It may be a while before you hear anything back about your application. Many people have had to wait over a year before receiving rental assistance, but you'll know whether your application was accepted or not beforehand.

Things to Keep In Mind When Applying for Rental Assistance

Getting rental assistance in any state, county, or city is a long, stressful process. Waiting lists are often closed, and spots fill up quickly when a waiting list is open for applications. It's a good idea to consistently check Savannah's housing authority website to see what waiting lists are open and who can apply for them. Some individuals may be prioritized over others depending on the situation. For example, a low-income family with children may be prioritized over a low-income individual with no family members living with them.

If you do manage to get a Section 8 voucher, pay close attention to the rules you need to follow when living in government housing. Only the people listed on the application are allowed to live in the unit, and you are subject to inspections from the local housing authority. If you are found to be in violation of any rules, you may be evicted from the unit and become ineligible for low-income housing.

Get Low-Income Housing With the Help of DoNotPay

Even though DoNotPay cannot complete the application for you, it still helps to have them find out if you're eligible. You won't have to contact anyone or scour the internet for this information aside from letting DoNotPay know your situation. They'll provide all the information to your local housing authority and notify you as soon as they get an answer.

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.

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