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Old 07-20-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Detroit area
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What are the odds of a person with an outstanding rental history, finding a nice one bedroom apartment in Manhatten or Brooklyn (in a decent neighborhood) that accepts section 8? Is there such a thing?
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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usually section 8 apartments are not in great neighborhoods. i doubt you'll find section 8 in manhattan. in brooklyn, most of them are in east new york, crown heights, bed-stuy.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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What are the odds of a person with an outstanding rental history, finding a nice one bedroom apartment in Manhatten or Brooklyn (in a decent neighborhood) that accepts section 8? Is there such a thing?
You can try a Realtor and explain what you are looking for. You might luck up on a nice 1 bedroom in a decent area. It has been known to happen but with Market Rate rents being out of control, it is much harder then it was years ago. Previously, more landlords accepted it because they could get higher rent from the government then a tenant who was not on Section 8. Nowadays, that has changed since the maximum the government will pay tends to be lower then what the market will bear.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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By law, the landlord must accept vouchers if the building is over a certain size. Here's an article from the NY Times.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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By law, the landlord must accept vouchers if the building is over a certain size. Here's an article from the NY Times.
That is interesting. I wonder how well the law is being enforced or how you can prove that you did not receive an apartment due to section 8? I know my landlord gave several tenants section 8 applications and then told them if they were approved they would have to leave because he did not accept section 8. It looks as if he cannot legally do this if a tenant does succeed in obtaining section 8. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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It's a relatively new law and the city is just pushing enforcement now. Good luck!
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Detroit area
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Thanks for the feedback and the article, I appreciate it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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Spice Mice,

Have you tried browsing "Ebay Classified Ads"? Type in section 8 and the boroughs you are interested in. The best deals are in Queens right now-----Richmond Hill, Rosedale, Far Rockaway. Brooklyn is the pits.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: BK All Day
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Spice Mice,

Have you tried browsing "Ebay Classified Ads"? Type in section 8 and the boroughs you are interested in. The best deals are in Queens right now-----Richmond Hill, Rosedale, Far Rockaway. Brooklyn is the pits.
Considering this post is from 2008 I am sure they found an apartment.

Make sure you look at the dates before responding...
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