How to Get Public Housing in San Bernardino County

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Getting Public Housing in San Bernardino County

Applying for Section 8 Housing can be nerve-wracking. San Bernardino County is a beautiful place to live, but applying for housing through the isn't a walk in the park.

Like most Public Housing Programs, the has a long waitlist and complicated application requirements. Potential applicants need to apply fast and snap up their waitlist spot. While you're busy deciphering application requirements, others are submitting their paperwork and adding to the backlog of people waiting for a home. When it comes to the San Bernardino Housing Authority, speed is key.

Statistics on the San Bernardino Housing Authority

According to Affordable Housing Online , there are a few programs available to those looking for housing in San Bernardino County.

The average tenant with a voucher in San Bernardino County will pay around $400 a month in rent, according to data from Affordable Housing Online. Tenants in one of San Bernardino's income-based apartments can expect to pay around 30% of their income in rent.

Affordable Housing Online claims that the average applicant waited six months for housing in San Bernardino in 2016. According to the website for the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, the waitlist can take years.

Steps to Applying for Housing in San Bernardino

Applications for housing from the San Bernardino Housing Authority can be completed online.

  1. Applicants should meet the income requirements for San Bernardino County housing assistance. That means a family of four has a maximum yearly income limit of $63,200.
  2. Determine what size unit you 'll need. The San Bernardino Housing Authority allows one bedroom for every two people. A family of one or two should apply for a one-bedroom, a family of three or four a two-bedroom, and so on.
  3. Determine where you want to live. In San Bernardino, applicants pick their location and apply there directly, instead of filling out a general application and receiving the first available unit. Veterans and elderly applicants have separate locations that they may qualify for.

DoNotPay Can Apply For You

San Bernardino is a beautiful county. The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino offers locations throughout the county, and applicants can choose where they want to live. However, not all sites are open all the time, and the application process can be lengthy and complicated.

Open or Closed?
Public Housing Authorities open and close lists for different programs all the time. That makes it even more difficult for applicants to figure out when to apply, and for what program. DoNotPay can fix all that.
By using DoNotPay, applicants can figure out exactly what kind of housing they're eligible for, based on their veteran status and age. DoNotPay then does the dirty work for you. Applicants who use DoNotPay can get their application in quickly and easily.

How to apply for Section 8 Housing in San Bernardino County with DoNotPay

DoNotPay's Section 8 solution only takes two steps.

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

Section 8 waitlists in San Bernardino are long, and getting on the list fast is important. With DoNotPay, you 'll skip the extensive web searches and get on the waitlist faster.

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