Rent to buy favors the seller, not the buyer and is too iffy considering the unknown future.... what if the property is worth less in the future and you cannot get financing, especially being on section 8. Sellers offering 'rent to own' are having trouble selling, almost by definition. Be careful.
I've never heard of that. How will you qualify for credit? Your Section 8 voucher is only good if you don't make enough money. You are supposed to get OFF the program if you make enough or NOT be eligible for Section 8 housing assistance if your income is sufficient to pay you own expenses. Please let me know if some one else has an answer with a different outcome. Saying "why not" is NOT an answer.