What is Section 8 Rental Assistance?

Section 8 is a federal rental assistance program for low-income persons. Under this program, recipients are issued a voucher to pay the difference between 30% of their income and the "fair market rent" (as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). Landlords accepting Section 8 vouchers must participate in the program.

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1. What housing programs does the city provide?
2. Where can I find a list of low-income apartments?
3. What is Section 8 Rental Assistance?
4. Where can I sign up for Section 8 Rental Assistance?
5. Does the city have any homebuyer assistance programs?
6. What does "first-time homebuyer" mean?
7. My landlord just raised my rent; does the city have rent control?
8. I believe that I am being discriminated against in trying to find a place to live. What are my options?
9. My landlord will not make necessary repairs, what can I do?
10. What help is there for the homeless?