How to Get Section 8 Housing in Charlotte, NC

Section 8 How to Get Section 8 Housing in Charlotte, NC

How to Get Section 8 Housing in Charlotte, NC

Families with low incomes can find some relief from high rent payments through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Section 8 voucher program. If you are in need of housing assistance or Section 8 in Charlotte, NC, this article will take a look at the requirements and how to apply. Unfortunately, it is important to note that many programs are closed to new applicants or have long waiting lists, on average 4 to 6 years. After you find out how to apply for Section 8 in Charlotte, we will discuss DoNotPay and the Section 8 product, which aims to save you time when applying for Section 8 vouchers. Then check out more articles from the Section 8 product series.

Who Is Eligible To Receive Section 8 In Charlotte?

Section 8 housing vouchers are given to low-income families, the elderly, and those with disabilities. The vouchers are mainly federally funded, but some are state-funded as well. The purpose of the vouchers is to provide assistance while allowing families to seek housing that best fits their family's needs. As long as the landlord is willing to accept the vouchers and the location passes inspection by the local public housing agency (PHA).

Several factors determine whether or not you are eligible for Section 8 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.

What Is Considered Low Income in Charlotte, NC?

  • The median income in Charlotte, NC, is over $84,000.
  • Due to high demand, the program guidelines require 75% of the vouchers to be given to families in the extremely low-income range, which is below $25,250 for a family of 4.
  • The remaining 25% of vouchers can be distributed to very low-income families, which must have income below $42,100 for a family of 4.
  • With a median rental rate of nearly $1,400 per month, these families are definitely struggling.

How to Get Section 8 Vouchers in Charlotte, NC on Your Own

  1. Locate the closest PHA. The Charlotte PHA has 18 locations around the city.
  2. They will inform you of specific requirements, available programs, and the status of local Section 8 waitlists.
  3. Due to closed waitlists, a better option could be to request a list of the more than 60 low-income rent-controlled apartment buildings around the city.
  4. Each of these locations will have its own requirements and application process.

Let DoNotPay Help You Find Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs

The majority of the waitlists across the country for Section 8 housing vouchers are closed or extremely long. These programs are also notoriously difficult to navigate and find information about.

How to Apply for Section 8 Housing in Charlotte, NC With DoNotPay

If you want to apply for Section 8 Housing in Charlotte, NC 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.

     

Why You Should Let DoNotPay Assist You in Finding Low-Income Housing

You do not have hours to waste searching for information, especially not to find out that the waitlists are full or closed. The demand for low-income housing is far greater than the available supply. If DoNotPay finds that vouchers are not available or there is a long wait, there is more DoNotPay can offer. Here are some of the other options DoNotPay has to offer that might improve your situation.

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