How to Apply for Section 8 Housing in Fulton County, Georgia

by Maya Walker ; Updated July 27, 2017
Section 8 housing

Items you will need

  • Social Security number
  • Birth certificate
  • Picture ID
  • Pay stubs
  • W-2 forms
  • Tax returns
  • Bank statements

Section 8 housing is a viable option for low-income residents in Fulton County, Georgia. People who qualify for assistance through the Section 8 program can receive vouchers to help pay rent. In some cases, the vouchers can be used toward purchasing a home or paying the expenses related to owning a home. There are income and employment requirements that need to be met to apply for Section 8 housing in Fulton County.

Step 1

Collect personal information for each member of your household. You must provide a birth certificate and Social Security number for each member of your family. You may also have to produce a picture ID for all adult members in the family.

Step 2

Collect proof of income and resources. Proof of income includes pay stubs, W-2 forms and the previous year's tax return. Bank accounts, vehicles and property are considered to be resources.

Step 3

Check with the public housing authority to see if applications are being accepted. The public housing authority only accepts applications during certain months. You can contact the housing authority by phone.

Step 4

Request an application. You can make a request by phone to have the application mailed to you.

Step 5

Fill out the application. Do not skip any sections of the application. If you have questions about any portion of the application, contact a representative at the housing authority for assistance.

Step 6

Mail the application. Be sure to include any requested information with the application. The housing authority will place you on a waiting list until there is an opening in the Section 8 program.

Step 7

Attend a briefing to discuss the program requirements. After attending the meeting, you will be issued a voucher for the Section 8 housing program.

Tips

  • The public housing authority posts a notice in the legal section of the local newspaper when applications are being accepted.

    After mailing the application, contact the office to check on the status of your application.

    If you move while on the waiting list, it is your responsibility to contact the public housing authority in writing with your new address.

    While on the waiting list, you may be required to fill out updates indicating that you are still interested in applying to the program. It is important to mail in the updates as soon as you fill out the forms. Failure to do so could result in your removal from the waiting list.

About the Author

Maya Walker began writing professionally in 2008. Her articles have appeared on a variety of websites, covering technology, personal finance, music and health topics. Walker is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

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