why are landlords not excepting section 8.majority of rent gets paid directley to them?

Asked by bonnie vooris, Long Beach, NY Sun Mar 3, 2013

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.

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Jim Paulson, Agent, Boise, ID
Sun Mar 3, 2013
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.

Best of luck!
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thank u.i was recently a home owner in fl. just moved back oct.22 just my luck huh.had 2 sell mobile home n come back 2 n.y. for medical reasons.
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rentland, Other Pro, Long Beach, NY
Thu Oct 17, 2013
Why would a landlord want to deal with the government? Unreliable, dishonest, oppressive.

This is a prime area where market rents far exceed the stipend that Section 8 pays.
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Russ Ravary, Agent, Commerce Township, MI
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Section 8 hs many rules that some landlords do not like. It once took me 6 months to get pid by section 8
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Joni Van Sta…, Agent, Bellmore, NY
Sun Mar 3, 2013
I agree with Tim. Unfortunately a lot of landlords put all section 8 into the same sterotype. But I have also seen where landlords don't understand the program.

I would be happy to help you try to locate a property if you still need help finding a place please contactt me anytime.

Joni Van Stavern
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I need help too. I am on Section 8 and I have a dog. Its been impossible to find a one-bedroom apt. I am a good tenant and I have to move. I have insurance for my dog. can anyone help. Please e-mail me at suzanne.cotromano@gmail.com
Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013
thank u very much.if u could help me that would b great.but I also don't have internet access to often n miss a lot.so best way 2 contact me would b my # 772-985-2321 thanks a bunch.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Sun Mar 3, 2013
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.
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