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Old 09-16-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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I've been looking at rentals and some say 'Section 8 Approved' while others say 'No Section 8'...what exactly does this mean??
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Properties are telling you if they will accept Section 8 Housing vouchers.

Section 8 Rental Voucher Program - HUD
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:28 AM
 
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Default Basically public assistance

It means they will take low income or no income people for renters. The government pays part or maybe all of the rent.Most nice places won't take it. It is an alternative to public housing projects.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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It means they will take low income or no income people for renters. The government pays part or maybe all of the rent.Most nice places won't take it. It is an alternative to public housing projects.
Yep, had a few of those at the old neighborhood. Don't even ask me to go there!
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Run-down tree house in Virginia Beach
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Seems like anything under 700 bux will be section 8 or income restricted.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:53 AM
 
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Good to know, Thanks!!
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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It means turn and run! Run for your life citizen!
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The Eastern Shore of Virginia
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now dont throw all of us low income people in a group of crime ridden people. My grandma rented out a trailer of hers to HUD people for over 20 years (with 2 different renters) one was a elderly couple the other was a single mom with one son.

The HUD office asked her several times why she didnt want to get more money for her rental, cause they kept trying to get her to put more people in the 3 bedroom trailer (like a single mom and a load of kids) but she was just happy with knowing her place wasnt being destroyed, thats why many opt for more money and more problems :P and it gives the folks who just cant make enough a bad name
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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I was in Portsmouth a year ago driving around and I noticed a bunch of abandoned houses a couple of miles up from downtown. I was later informed they were abandoned Section 8 housing projects. Is this true? I haven't been in P-town in a long time. What struck me as crazy was seeing a pack of unattended dogs running around on the street near the houses. It didn't seem like a nice place to be.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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now dont throw all of us low income people in a group of crime ridden people. My grandma rented out a trailer of hers to HUD people for over 20 years (with 2 different renters) one was a elderly couple the other was a single mom with one son.

The HUD office asked her several times why she didnt want to get more money for her rental, cause they kept trying to get her to put more people in the 3 bedroom trailer (like a single mom and a load of kids) but she was just happy with knowing her place wasnt being destroyed, thats why many opt for more money and more problems :P and it gives the folks who just cant make enough a bad name
You are correct. There are lots of folks using subsidized housing, a large % are elderly. Unfortunately some other folks using subsidized housing leave a bad image of a typical user. I have seen entire apartment complexes that were only 20 years old that needed to be demolished after 20 years of abuse by tenants with subsidy. What a shame. A lot of it has to do with the management at the facilities as well. Some are kept nice and free of criminal elements, others just rent to anyone.
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