How to Apply for a Section 8 Apartment in Queens

Section 8 How to Apply for a Section 8 Apartment in Queens

How to Get a Section 8 Apartment in Queens

Queens is the largest borough of New York City (NYC.) It's home to nearly 2.3 million souls and has a rich cultural history dating back to the 1600s.

The state of NY says Queens is likely the most culturally diverse area on the entire planet! With so many residents and language barriers, it can be difficult to find Section 8 apartments in QueensLuckily, DoNotPay is here to help.

The world's first robot lawyer is here to help you bust through red tape, paperwork, and bureaucracy. Use the app to apply for the Section 8 vouchers you need when money is tight.

DoNotPay can help you find housing assistance in any city, county, or state.

Today, we're covering Section 8 in Queens, NY. This article will discuss:

  • How to apply for Section 8 using DoNotPay (it's fast and easy)
  • About Section 8 in Queens, NY
  • Contact information for NYCHA / Section 8
  • How to look for apartments that accept Section 8 in Queens
  • Other ways you can use the app when money is tight

If you're worried about losing the roof over your head or becoming homeless, you want to get help immediately and not read any internet fluff. Let's talk about how to apply for Section 8 in NYC.

About Section 8 in Queens

The Housing Choice Voucher program — Section 8 — assists eligible low- and moderate-income families to rent housing in the private market. Eligibility is based on a family's income and family size.

  • Section 8 is not government housing in "the projects."
  • Section 8 is a rental subsidy. Families still need to pay a reasonable amount of their income towards the cost of the rent.
  • Eligible families receive a voucher to begin searching for housing.
  • Generally, families will pay no more than 40% of their adjusted monthly income toward their rent share.
  • NYCHA pays the rest, and this payment to the owner is known as the Housing Assistance Payment.

NYCHA administers the largest Section 8 program in the country. At writing, roughly 85,000 Section 8 vouchers and over 25,000 property owners participate in Section 8.

Need other resources? The New York City Housing Preservation & Development and New York State Homes and Community Renewal also operate housing programs in NYC.

How to Contact NYCHA / Section 8 in Queens

The table below explores contact information for NYCHA, which runs Section 8 in Queens.

OrganizationNew York City Housing Authority, NYCHA
Online SupportCustomer Contact Center
Local Phone718-707-7771
Walk-in Customer Care Center for Queens Area ResidentsBrooklyn/Staten Island/Queens

787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Once you've qualified for Section 8, you'll need to find apartments that accept this funding.

Where to Look For Section 8 Apartments in Queens

The good news is that tens of thousands of local landlords and property managers will accept Section 8 in QueensThe bad news is that you'll need to do a little legwork to find them. Try these resources first:

  • Your caseworker at NYCHA might know of immediate openings
  • Real estate websites like Trulia and Apartments.com
  • Your favorite daily newspaper and classified ads

You'll need to follow these steps to secure the apartment, be ready to act quickly:

  1. Contact the landlord or property manager, and explain that you have Section 8 Housing vouchers
  2. Meet with them, show proof of Section 8, and tour the property
  3. Make a deposit, sign a lease
  4. Retain two copies of the lease, send one to NYCHA

And you're ready to move in! Follow those exact steps in order, and don't miss any. Otherwise, your ideal Section 8 apartment might get leased to someone else. DoNotPay has many resources for renters, homeowners, people who are moving, and NYC residents. Check out some other ways you can use the app.

2 Steps to Get Section 8 Apartments in Queens With DoNotPay

If you want to apply for Section 8 Housing in Queens but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered. Visit DoNotPay.com, and follow these two 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.

     

See how easy that was? You don't need to spend hours reading websites to find low-income housing. The world's first robot lawyer makes it easy to get Section 8 apartments in Queens.

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