Section 8 (Rental Assistance)

SECTION 8 HOUSING WAITING LIST CLOSED

Section 8 Waiting List is CLOSED.  Qualified applicants will be selected using a computer lottery system to randomly select 150 applications and will then rank the applications using the local preferences listed below.

Check your status

Upon clicking the "Check your status" button, enter just your social security number without any dashes and select the lookup button. If your name DOES NOT appear, your application was NOT chosen for the lottery. Please feel free to apply when the list opens again.
If your name DOES appear, it will show you the number you hold on the Waiting List. Applicants are required to inform the PHA of changes in address. Applicants are also required to respond to requests from the PHA to update information on their application and to determine their continuing interest in assistance.

Eligibility:
Very low-income renters/applicants must verify anticipated 12 months’ income and meet income requirements.U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Dev. Seal 

Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, renters select their own unit from Citrus County’s rental market.  Renters initially pay between 30% - 40% of their adjusted monthly income for rent.  Housing Services pays the remaining balance of the rent to the landlord.

When funding is available, families may be selected from the waiting list in computer generated random order, regardless of family size. The only other way a voucher may become available to a family on the waiting list is if a current voucher holder passes away, is terminated from the program, or voluntarily leaves the program.  Therefore, it is unknown when the waiting list might open again for new applicants.

Section 8 is a federally funded rental assistance program provided by the Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for low-income households, especially those meeting specific local preference in the following categories: Current Citrus County resident, Homeless, 62 years of age or older, a person with a disability and/or a victim of domestic violence.

The local affordable rental housing complexes list is available below.

Citrus County Affordable Rental Housing Complexes

Section 8 Admin Plan: Please contact Housing Services at (352) 527-7520 if you have any questions about a specific policy.