Austin Apartments Section 8
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  Austin Apartments section 8 welcomed!  Section 8 specialist!

We offer (FREE SERVICE) the nicest Austin Texas Apartments that take or accept Section 8 (affordable housing) available in Austin Tx, Roundrock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Leander Texas. We understand the section 8 process, we have an extensive knowledge and DATA BASE of AVAILABLE properties in the Austin and surrounding area. We routinely visit the Austin Housing Authority (Haca) to give presentations to section 8 housing voucher recipients (public housing) who are porting in from another city, we also meet with new Section 8 voucher holders to discuss their housing options. Section 8 is also called the Housing Choice Voucher program. We also help many people who port in (portability) into the Austin area!

BUS STOPS - If you NEED to be on a bus stop, PLEASE let me know, many newer properties are being built on the outskirts of Austin, it seems a major reason is the ever rising cost of land, unfortunately many of these properties are not serviced by Capital Metro  (bus service) at this time, so if you have your own transportation, you have MANY MORE NICE OPTIONS!


We work with nice apartments that take or accept section 8, many online apartment ratings sites do not always paint an accurate picture, click here to find out why!

Affordable Housing in the Austin area is very tight, many properties are full, its important to NOT WAIT till the last minute. If you are serious about finding a nice place to live in the Austin area, you need to be able to PUT DOWN YOUR DEPOSIT and pay the application fee's when we find you the right place, it does no good to look, if you are not READY WILLING & ABLE to secure the apartment with money down, Apartments rarely stay available for longer than a day or two...some are gone in hours...or less. If you dont secure the apartment with money down, the next person walking through the door will.

Your section 8 housing voucher will show size of the apartment you qualify for, there will be a price if its all electric, and price if it has gas too, sometimes you may also qualify for a larger apartment as well, in that case it will show you a price for the smaller apartment (such as 1 bedroom) and ALSO give the price of a larger apartment (such as 2 bedroom), as crazy as it sounds, when you are given this option, you normally are ALLOWED LESS for the larger apartments, from my experience it seems they are saying that you really qualify for a smaller apartment, BUT, if you can find a bigger one for less, ok!

You MUST STAY WITHIN THE RENT LIMITS IN YOUR VOUCHER, I have heard many times, I can pay the difference if my voucher is not big enough, that is NOT ALLOWED and apartments will not do that, they do not want to lose the right to work with section 8 and the Austin housing authority. It is true that I have heard of private owners allowing that, but I believe that to be against the rules. If you housing voucher states that you qualify for a 1 bedroom, then you can ONLY RENT a one bedroom, it does NOT matter if the rent on a 2 or 3 bedroom is less than the amount on your 1 bedroom voucher, YOU CAN ONLY RENT THE SIZE APARTMENT LISTED ON YOUR VOUCHER, and YOU CAN NOT PAY THE DIFFERENCE..

When a BRAND NEW APARTMENT complex opens up, then you are able to pre-lease it for 2 months or more into the future! Other benefits from a brand new place is of course..ITS BRAND NEW! No one has ever lived in it before! Your utility bills are normally lower in a brand new energy efficient apartment, when you pre-lease it you can usually PICK THE FLOOR you want to live on!

For those clients porting into Austin from another city or state, I will be happy to meet you when you arrive and show you around until we find you the perfect place to live, most will receive their portability vouchers from the Austin Housing Authority, usually Wednesday is the day these type of vouchers are given out and  by appointment only. I will be happy to meet you at the Austin Housing Authority.

I have been on the Austin area now for over 48 years and know it very well, and as a parent, I understand the
importance of good schools and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. While the first thought of many is to find a house, houses, duplexes or homes, deposits are usually much higher (one months rent) than a newer apartment, another factor not always considered is utility bills, it is not unusual for utility bills to be 2 to 3 times HIGHER in a duplex or homes than a brand new apartment would be...then you have the maintenance factor, which often means LACK OF MAINTENANCE if you live in a privately owned house or duplex.

For those relocating (porting in) from out of town, PLEASE CALL AND LET ME HELP SORT OUT YOUR OPTIONS!
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Other section 8 & help resources
In order to qualify for a voucher with the Housing Authority of Travis County, a family must fill out an application to the program when the Section 8 waiting list is open and accepting applications. Once the family has filled out an application to be placed on the waiting list the Housing Authority maintains the waiting list in such a manner that families are offered vouchers in the general order in which they filled out their waiting list applications and respond to contacts
In order to qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher program, the family must apply to the program when the waiting list is opened, wait for their turn to come up on the waiting list, meet income and other program guidelines and locate suitable housing where the owner will agree to participate in the program. The participating family is responsible for paying their portion of the rent and the Housing Authority pays the difference between the rent on the lease and the family’s portion.
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (formerly referred to as Section 8) is a federally funded program that helps families pay their rent. Families pay approximately 30 to 40 percent of their monthly-adjusted gross income toward rent and the HCVP pays the remaining balance directly to the landlord. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the program nationally while the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) administers the program locally. Families are able to select a unit of their choice in the private rental market. This is important because one of the main goals of the HCVP is to help families become self-sufficient by integrating them into the surrounding community.
On the HACA Web site: Choose How To Obtain Housing on the menu bar on the left side of the page, then choose Wait List. Click on the Download Section 8 Wait List link.
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