How to Apply for Section 8 in Gwinnett, Georgia

Like most counties, Gwinnet County, Georgia offers Section 8 vouchers and housing to help low-income families find apartments. To receive Section 8 assistance, you must meet certain eligibility requirements mandated by the federal government. Although the federal government maintains control over housing assistance, however, local ordinances are factored in, and the application process may differ in certain communities.

Instructions

    • 1

      Call the Department of Community affairs for Gwinnett County at 404-327-7912. Ask if a Section 8 housing assistance waiting list is open. You can check the legal section of the classifieds in the Gwinnett Daily Post newspaper for a posting about availability for a Section 8 waiting list.

    • 2

      Ask to be mailed an application for Section 8 housing assistance and wait for the application to be mailed to you. Once you receive the application, fill it out completely and send it back to the return address. You will then be placed on a waiting list for a Section 8 housing assistance voucher.

    • 3

      Go to the interview when you're contacted by the DCA. This can take a few weeks or a few months. You will be questioned about family size, and monthly income in oder to be considered eligible for Section 8. Once you've been approved, you will be briefed on how to use your Section 8 housing voucher.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid and report websites that charge for Section 8 applications. The application is free and provided by the government.
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