How do I get housing assistance in NY?

To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA). Some PHAs have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one PHA. Your PHA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be used.

Is Section 8 still available in New York?

Approximately 85,000 Section 8 vouchers and over 25,000 owners currently participate in the program. The New York City Housing Preservation & Development and New York State Homes and Community Renewal also operate Section 8 programs in New York City.

How much of monthly income should rent be?

When determining how much you should spend on rent, consider your monthly income and expenses. You should spend 30% of your monthly income on rent at maximum, and should consider all the factors involved in your budget, including additional rental costs like renter’s insurance or your initial security deposit.

Is there rental assistance available in Pierce County?

Pierce County has an operational rental assistance program. We are currently receiving applications and expending funds for rental assistance. Our fund sources are the is US Department of the Treasury and WA State Dept. of Commerce.

What do I do if I’m being evicted in Pierce County?

Pierce County already has programs in place to support tenants and landlords – including the rental/utility assistance program and eviction resolution program. Some important things to note: Stay in your unit and don’t move out. Support is available for landlords and tenants if renters are still living in the unit.

Why are so many mobile home parks closing in Pierce County?

In Pierce County, numerous mobile home parks have closed in recent years – some quite suddenly. This has caused enormous upset among park residents. Mobile homes can be more expensive to maintain than a house, and older mobile homes are hard to sell or dispose of.