until December 15th 2018
Section 8 application Jacksonville – What do I need to apply for Section 8 in Jacksonville Florida?
Typically a housing authority will ask you to bring your drivers license or birth certificate for proof of identity along with a social security card if you have one. The application process is always free. You might expect to bring the following items below:
1. Bring paperwork that shows proof of all income and assets for your household. For example, if you receive child support payments, bring child support printouts from the Child Support Enforcement Office to include the court ordered amount. Other examples of income are unemployment benefits, social security/SSI, TANF, retirement benefits, and income from work (6 paycheck stubs). Examples of asset verification are a checking and/or savings account statement(s). This is necessary while going through the steps of learning how to apply for Section 8 in Jacksonville Florida. The process is virtually the same whether you want to fill out a Section 8 application for Detroit or anywhere else in the United States.
2. Birth Certificate/Picture Identification/Social Security Card Bring birth certificates and social security cards for all household members and picture identification (ID) for everyone in your household 18 years old and older. Examples of picture IDs are driver’s licenses, picture badges from work, and school ID card.
3. While completing a Section 8 application for Jacksonville Florida, you may also need to produce childcare Verification if you have children under 13, bring paperwork showing the childcare provider and the money you spend for childcare.
4. Medical Expense Verification if the head of household is elderly or disabled, bring printout(s) from the pharmacy, physician, etc for any medical payments you have made for the household.
5. Full Time Student Verification If a member of your household is 18 years of age or older and is enrolled in an institution of higher education, provide verification of full time student status.
6. Custody Verification if there are children in your family who are not your biological children, bring the legal papers that show your right to legal custody.
7. Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) signed by you and your landlord if you will reside in the same unit
A non-renewal notice signed by you and your landlord if you are moving at the end of your lease
8. Reasonable Accommodation if you are a person with a disability and want to apply for section 8 in Jacksonville Florida and require an RA with respect to your housing assistance. You may be asked to provide the contact information to include the name, address, and telephone and fax numbers of a physician or medical professional that will be able to verify your reasonable accommodation request. The continued need for an RA may need to be requested and verified at the time of each re-certification.
Can I apply for Section 8 and Food Stamps at the Same time in Jacksonville Florida?
The SNAP or Food Stamp program is a separate entity from the Housing Authority. You must apply for Food Stamps in Jacksonville Florida separately. The process is always free.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps families and individuals afford groceries. If eligible, clients will receive an EBT card (similar to a debit card) which will be reloaded monthly with an allotted amount of money to be used to purchase food. The food bank’s SNAP Outreach Team will guide applicants through the SNAP application process, help them prepare for an interview with a SNAP caseworker, and answer general questions about the SNAP program.
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Jacksonville Florida – How can I fill out a Section application 8 online?
Most housing authorities allow applicants to apply online. This helps to alleviate long lines on the housing authority campus. The only way to apply for Section 8 is through your local Housing Authority when their Section 8 waiting list is open. HA’s are also known as PHA’s, or Public Housing Agencies. HUD gives funding to PHA’s to administer rental assistance programs locally. Applications for any government funded housing program are always free.
Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet
The Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet is an information retrieval service that finds open Section 8 and low income housing waiting lists across the country for it’s members. The Housing List Blog allows Section 8 landlords and tenants to find each other online. The Online Packet is provided by a private entity and has no affiliation with HUD or the Federal government.
Read more about how to apply for Section 8 rental assistance in Florida.