Section 8 (Rental Assistance)

SECTION 8 HOUSING WAITING LIST OPENING SOON

The Citrus County Housing Services Division will open a waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28. The waiting list will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday, July 30. At that time, the waiting list will close, and no further applications will be accepted.

Applications will be available online only. No walk-ins will be accepted, and applications are not available at the Section 8 office. Applicants may use any computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access to apply, including free use of computers at public libraries. If you require assistance with the online application process, contact one of the following agencies: Daystar, Connections, and all Citrus County Libraries.

Housing Services is attempting to reach those who are least likely to apply, such as those who do not speak English, the elderly, persons with disabilities and/or victims of domestic violence.

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.

A computer lottery system will be used to randomly select 150 applications and will then rank the applications using the local preferences listed above.

You can apply at the link provided on the website

 https://www.pha-web.com/portal/applicant/citruscounty/.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations should call 352-527-7520 for assistance.

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.

Section 8 is a federally funded rental assistance program provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for very low-income families, especially those who fit one or more of a number of specific local preferences.

The Section 8 Voucher program is opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28. The waiting list will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday, July 30. 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.

The local affordable rental housing complexes list is available below.

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