Who is eligible for Section 8 Assistance?
Qualify as a Family. A family may be a single person or a group of persons. A “family” includes a family with or without a child or children. A group of two or more elderly persons or disabled persons living together, or one or more elderly or disabled persons living with one or more live-in aides is a family. A family also includes two or more persons who intend to share residency whose income and resources are available to meet the family’s needs. AHA determines if any other group qualifies as a family.
Citizenship Requirements: Individuals must be U.S. Citizens, or noncitizens with eligible status.
Income Limits: To qualify for the program, a household’s gross annual income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), for family size. 75% of new admissions to the program must have a gross annual income at or below 30% of AMI.
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Additional Eligibility Information:
While the AHA waiting list is open to all applicants, preference in selecting families for assistance is given to persons who live or work in Anaheim. This is called a "residency preference". The average waiting time for persons who qualify for the residency preference is about 3 to 5 years. This is only an estimate. Waiting times vary based on available funding and can be longer than the estimate provided.
In addition, within the live or work preference, veterans and surviving spouses of veterans are also given a preference. Persons who qualify for both the residency and veteran’s preference may experience a shorter waiting period, depending on available funding.
Persons who live in unincorporated areas of Anaheim do not qualify for a local preference.