i am 53 yrs old live alone have a good credit score but no one will even look at it because i am on section 8.i have been on a waiting list for 10yrs n finally will b getting housing n no one wants 2 rent 2 me.i paid taxes 2 for 27yrs until i was injured.have great referances but who cares no one will give me a chance.
Some landlords don't care to go through all the paperwork and inspections needed to get the property approved for Section 8. They also don't realize that they can still pick and choose tenants via Section 8 as long as they don't break any fair housing rules.
Unfortunately some sec 8 renters are not reliable and some don't take care of things as well as others do or would if given the chance. They all get lumped together as sec 8 renters and stereotyped. With a shortage of rental properties out there these days a landlord tries to find his best tenant.