angela skinner
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why won't people accept section 8? Its deffinate rent in their pocket!

It seems like noone wants to accept section 8, I'm not dirty I keep my children and house clean I just don't make enough money to be able to pay my rent without assistance. I don't get it...
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Mirabel Miller
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As a single mother who is on Section 8 I'm quite offended by a number of these posts. It's unfair to make such generalizations about a group of people as a whole. It seems like a lot of people make assumptions without even knowing at all how the program works. Now, I'm certainly not an expert, but there are a few things I definitely know.

First of all, if the tenant doesn't pay their portion of the rent, they are out of the program. They cannot continue to receive assistance if they don't hold up their end. Second, there are codes for a reason; they don't want slum lords. The codes are not anything above and beyond what should already be in place for ANY tenant's safety. The inspector who inspects my apt checked to make sure it was electrically and structurally sound, that there was no lead paint, and that there were an adequate number of working fire alarms. The only thing my landlord had to do was replace a fire alarm because the living conditions were already up to par.

I think it's wrong to judge people who receive government assistance unless you know their story personally. Consider this: Someone is a single mother of 1 with no one to ask for help. She can't afford to finish school, so she works full time making $9/hr (min wage is $7.25 I believe). BEFORE taxes that's about $1440/mth. After taxes, prob not more than $1200. In order to work you have to pay for childcare ($550-$1000/mth depending on area). We'll say $700. Rent for a two bedroom apt excluding utilities costs a minimum of $600 for something that is just livable. We're already at negative $100 BEFORE food, vehicle gas, medical, and any other basic bills. Should this person just pitch a tent with their child in an underpass and call it a day?

Things happen in life regardless of whether or not we're ready. I'm very grateful for the help I've received; it has been a lifesaver. I won't need it soon, and I'll be glad to know my taxes could be helping someone else.
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If you had a $150K + investment... You would be picky too. Learning from peoples experiences is enough to know section 8 is bad news. I invite You to buy Your own property, rent it and find out what happens... Then we can speak of generalities and perceived stereotypes.

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consider this. i am a cancer patient. My husband is a fulltime ministry student. The only reason we are on section 8 is my medical condition. We keep the house as if it were ours. It is completely clean and rent is paid on time every time. the last two section 8 landlords we had LOVED us! i want to move to die near my family and cannot find anyone willing to rent from me. I cant do apartments because i cant climb stairs. so come again with all your JUNK???? plus, the last house i lived in was 259000 dollar home and the landlord praised me for the fact that i left it CLEANER THAN WHEN I MOVED THERE!!!

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Thats funny Bill Gates gives billions to Africa every year to help people that need and you must not want to help no one

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i know some people with 300k homes that are dirty and trashy just because you can afford a 300k home dont mean your clean or care for someone elses property your generalizing a whole group just like being racist against blacks or the poor..i wouldnt want your 150k investment id probably care more for it than you do....

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I AGREE WITH YOUR STATEMENT. I'M ON SECTION 8 TO WITH 4 KIDS AND I AM VERY CLEAN AND ALL I HEAR ARE LANDLORDS BASHING SECTION 8 TENANTS AND YES IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND LANDLORDS WHO WILL TAKE SECTION 8 BECAUSE LANDLORDS POST CRAP ONLINE IT'S TERRIBLE.

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Did you know that if you move out of your section 8 housing and you owe the landlord for damages you have to sign an agreement with him/her to repay in order for you to keep your section 8. However after you move out and get a good reference from the landlord (he will probably do this because he wants to recover money for the damages), all you have to do is tell section 8 that you are contesting the agreement to repay and you wont have to pay it back, and, you can keep your section 8. Of course the landlord can take you to small claims but hardly anyone does. This happened to me, a tenant caused $30,000 in damages and wouldn't even pay back $1,000 of it to me. Section 8 makes it sound so good if you rent to section 8 but if something goes wrong you are on your own pal, on your own and they wont give you the time of day. Your treated like dirt. So don't wonder to hard why section has a bad rap. Its not such a great deal for the homeowner. I know I sound nasty but I would love to someone like you and hope your make some homeowner very happy he chose you as I'm sure you can.

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Unfortunately, the GOOD people almost ALWAYS wind up with the BAD! And the BAD with the GOOD! Never GIVE UP on a WORTHY FAMILY OR TENANT. You never know when they'll come your way. Use better background checking systems coupled with wisdom and intuition.

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read my post above. the last two landlords (only 2 landlords) we had LOVED us! our current one had christmas dinner with us last year. im sorry you had a bad experience, but there are circumstances where people end up on section 8. why do you not require screening of tenants. CAREFUL screening weeds out project trash and leaves you with decent tenants who will care for your property. also my last landlord did monthly inspection. on a 10 point scale, the lowest i ever scored was a 9!

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Im a landlord and I will never take Section 8 tenants again. The last woman that moved in was filthy with cat feces all over the place and every month I had to go by her apartment 4 or 5 times to collect the little bit of rent that she owed.

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sorry to hear that""/I hate cats and I am not nasty...sorry that happened to you...but thats like saying all men are perverts......I know one""

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Its illegal to deny any tenant with section 8
Just in case you didn't know.

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It's illegal to deny a person because of income or race but I do not have to rent to someone I do not want to ...that is also the law.

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I am a NJ landlord. This is an interesting topic, as for years I "didn't need to take" section 8, now referred to as "housing vouchers". Once a voucher is obtained by a tenant, they can usually take that voucher and transfer it from one Housing Authority or issuing entity to another one.

It's based on eligibility.

Here's a few takes on this. Again, I'm a NJ landlord (7 units) single family homes. I also write on this topic for RentLaw.com The National Landlord Tenant Guide. Here, there are EXCELLENT resources for landlords on the HQS (Housing Quality Standards) - what is expected of a home. These really aren't anything mind boggling - things a landlord SHOULD do to maintain their home.

So the landlord has to have a section 8 inspector come out and look over the house - make sure things are habitable. They may say you have to paint (even though you might of already did a top job paint with a high quality paint on not a whitewash..). I said fine - I'm not doing it - it's better and nice then my own house. They can find someplace else....

for 20 years I had "regular" tenants. Never a problem with the rent etc. Then all of a sudden, I got hit with late payments etc. I then accepted my first section 8 tenant., 4 kids. The rent was $1550 month, plus they had to pay the utilities. Section 8 payment - $1300. Not bad. Tenant no problem paying. I now have 5 of 7 section 8. By the third of the month, I have around 90% of my rent, my mortgages are now current and my section 8 tenants are good - very good at reminding me of the lease renewal (and inspection again). It makes you a good landlord - if you have good tenants - whether or not they are section 8. Many people here "section 8" and apply a racial profile. Well for me, I showed both african american and white and asian. Those that are with me are all white - some others finding homes elsewhere, some others complained they wanted the whole place carpeted - over new hardwood floors. Some people expect alot for $100 rent

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How discouraging and hateful these responses are. Section 8 allows people to be able to afford to live in their community. Instead of paying 80% of their income to rent like i do, those on section 8 pay 30% of their income allowing families to afford crazy stuff like food and clothing.

Most of the people I know on Section 8 are single moms who take care of their kids, hold down jobs and keep their homes clean. I'm not sure why all the haters but I think more landlords need to get involved with Section 8. Your rent is nearly guaranteed and your helping local families afford to live in their community. Don't be afraid.

Also, like anyone else, you can screen your tenant---get references etc...don't shut people out with general assumptions. Most moms care about keeping a roof over their families head and are not going to trash their home.

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I understand your frustration I too have section 8 and I'm clean and take care of my place. I've put in ceiling fans, a chandelier, airconditioner,custom blinds,etc but not everyone is like you and I. I know a guy who owns apartments and from talking to him his tenants dont pay their portions of rent and they abuse his properties, he says he'll never rent to section 8 tenants again. I wish I could find a bigger place but When I see Landlords who do accept it their places dont appeal to me at all, they're usually in a bad area high crime area.

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Clearly its wrong to judge everyone the same. My husband is an Iraqi Veteran and he was given section 8. I cannot tell you how difficult it has been to find an apt with Section 8. I dont think that it is fair to judge everyone the same because it is not accurate. I am a very clean, quiet person who takes care of all the apartments I have ever lived in prior to having Section 8. I thought having it would be a plus but it is really frustrating and difficult to find a nice place.

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Although there are a good number of people who respect property, and several with jobs (Working Section 8 clients), the number of persons causing trouble have made many landlords balk at the idea of accepting the program. The program can drop a client, then, if they can't afford the rent, it can take MONTHS for the landlord to have them removed from the property.

The courts favor tenants in most cases, and, understandably, wish to afford them enough time to find alternate living arrangements. Unfortunately, many landlords cannot afford to be without this income during that time. Just imagine if you had to take a pay cut for 3 to 6 months!

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I'm a Section 8 recipient myself and I'm sorry to say that the majority of the hate here comments have some truth to them. I unknowingly moved into a Individually Owned Condo complex (ie. all the units were sold and are not run by a central office) that is almost entirely all Section 8. I have to say. . . I hate it here. I second the noise, the smoking, the trash and just the other day grafiti started showing up in this complex. The parents here are lousy and don't know how to keep a leash on their kids. Young thugs are popping up everywhere. I smell marijuana all over the place, I have people trying to stare me down. I thought I moved out of the ghetto only to move back into a ghetto complex in a choice community. I can see why some landlords raise the rent to ridiculous levels only expecting Section 8 recipients, because no one would pay for such low quality housing if its coming out of their own pocket.

I've spoken to four different landlords (those who were willing to talk) and they all had similar issues. Complaints from neighbors for the noise, bringing the wrong element to the communities, vandalism, and what most stood out was that tenants damage the units then expect to get their entire deposit back and a good number become belligerent and try to sue. This is what stood out from the conversations I've had with landlords and property management companies. It makes sense because who would not like to have guaranteed money from the government? unless the negatives far outweigh the positives. . .which is valid in this case.

However; thanks to the program I switched from one class a semester to 5 classes and have only one year left to transfer to a University and one year there to get my bachelors and get out of needing the program. My wife's income is enough to sustain us at this level, but honestly. . . I'd rather pay $1500 rent out of my own pocket then live as neighbors to other S8 recipients and pay only $500.

I speak from experience, but I apologize if I offended anyone. And now to keep searching for a home that would accept my voucher ;)

~Omar (Majoring in Biomedical Engineering Pre-Med, Section 8 Recipient for 11 months)
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I am a single Mom of 4. I was on section 8 for many years....from 2002-2011. I rented a home on a street that had all homeowners and was always thought to be a homeowner as well because of the way I kept my home up, so I always wondered why Landlords wouldn't take Section 8. It wasn't until I moved into a beautiful brand new townhome community in 2011 that took Section 8, I started to see how landlords can be skeptical. Unfortunately those of us that need and appreciate the program as a means of bettering ourselves and providing for our families usually end up grouped with the majority of those that abuse the system. I have been off the program since April of 2011 and must say that I am very grateful for the program and the wonderful Landlord that gave me a chance to better myself for me and my family until I could afford to pay rent on my own and I wish all of you on the program the best in your future. You won't always be in this place.

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If you dont pay your portion of the rent you are in violation of the lease, section 8 requires a 1yr lease, so then the tenant would be subject to eviction just like any one who didnt pay their rent. The section 8 program will not sign another lease with a renter if they owe past due rent to a landlord, untill it is paid in full, so a person would lose their rental assistance, and the waiting lists( if accepting names)takes 2-3 years AT LEAST to get on the program. There is no guaranty that anyone wont lose their job or get sick be in an accident or die, etc... so when I hear a landlord saying that a section 8 tenant is a bad risk, it is obviously discrimination of someone just because they needed help due to a financial hardship.

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I AM RENTING A HOUSE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ I WON'T HAVE A PROBLEM TO RENT TO A FAMILY IN SECTION 8. MY PHONE NUMBER IS 609-5295601. I HAVE A TREE BEDROOM, TWO BATH HOUSE,A FULL BASEMENT A BIG BACK YARD, DRIVE WAY CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER AND MORE...NEAR THE SCHOOLS $1550. ANY QUESTION FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT 609-529-5601

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Although Section 8 is guaranteed payment from the government, it's not guaranteed that the tenant will pay their portion of the rent. Also, there are lots of codes and standards that the home must meet in order for the landlord to list the home on Section 8's approved list. If the landlord has to constantly make repairs to keep the house up to code, it may make him hesitant to accept Section 8. You can avoid this one way, by finding a home on Section 8 that totally covers the rent without any overages/differences you have to pay and make a separate agreement/lease amendment to repair any damages you or your kids make to the home not considered normal wear and tear that the landlord is responsible for repairing.

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I am a section 8 client and in my area and in order to rent with out help I have to make 3 times and some applications say 4 times the rent. This is for places such as apts, duplexes and single family dwellings. Getting creative when you make less than $3,000 a month. What does "looking for a creative solution" @Rick Grubbs mean, is that being dishonest? Or does that mean work 3 jobs, or wait I know it must mean, "you should of not had kids you cannot afford"! To late I have the kids and guess what I don't make $8,500 a month and frankly I don't know anyone else that does in this area.

I am stuck between a rock and a hard spot cannot afford to rent on my own and I cannot find one homeowner to take section 8 in this area. It is so sad that owners are so selfish, I have an excellent rental history etc. I currently have been looking in the bay area for 7 months and have realized how these owners do not care, have no heart. What is even funny is that when the economy was failing these homeowners used to say section 8 helped them avoid foreclosure. Now that the economy is turning for the better these Landlords just turn their nose's up at the program using the sxcuse such as "Section 8 tenants are dirty". FYI 80% of section 8 clients due spoil it for the rest of these participants. But you will find some beautiful wonderful people that are in awful predicaments.

You now back in the 1970's a person making minimum wage could afford to buy a home and a car. The economy has turned all the owners of homes into greedy #@!&$%*#.

We that struggle maybe have a good reason for our struggle, example my daughter got cancer. God forbid that I quit my job to help her get through 3 years of treatments and what a menace I am to society; to actually have to rely on a program designed to help people like me. I hope not one of you have to go through the struggles I have had to go through.

I feel for the section 8 recipients I know while working for section 8 I have heard horror stories I know they need this program
and I am so supportive of this program. I see homeless people daily and they may never have a warm bed to crawl into at night. Be thankful you have what you have and don't kick a man while he is down.

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We purchased a small 3/1 fixer-upper last month that we intend to retire to in about 5 years. We have been busting our butts to get it in good shape and make it beautiful. We have been getting to know the neighbors as they come over to check on our progress. They said that we would have no problem renting it out for more than we are planning to ask. We told them that we wanted to rent at a low price and to section 8 because we loved the idea of providing a nice place to poor people who could not otherwise afford one. Well, we were told that no one with a section 8 voucher would even look at our house because it had only one bathroom and is small.
I did little research and found that was true. I have always believed in helping those with less money but being told that my little gem of a house is not good enough really bothers me.

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I am a Section 8 tenant in Tallahassee, Florida and my tenant trashed my house to the cost of $5000 plus dollars. She called and texted me every day asking for her $500 deposit. After I informed her that the deposit would not be returned due to the damages she kindly called me several names and concluded by saying that she did nothing more than normal wear and tear.

Her normal wear and tear included:
Broken garage door, refrigerator, vented over the stove microwave, dishwasher and kitchen counter-top
Holes in the walls and doors
Cigarette burns on window sills and carpets
Unknown stains in carpets in every room
Broken toilet in master suite
Broken light fixtures
Broken mirrored sliding closet doors
Unauthorized ADT alarm system installed under her husbands name (BTW no one even knew she had a husband - me or section 8 office)
Unauthorized DirecTV satellite bolted to the roof which caused water damage - also in husbands name
Broken mail box
Broken security lock across front door
Missing screens from every window
Broken kitchen window
Tenant smoked in the house which was not allowed, entire house has strong odor of weed and cigarettes.

Tenant would not return house keys instead left keys in broken mailbox which was placed on the front porch. Called Section 8 office and was told that they could not do anything to assist in getting damage cost from tenant. She now resides in a new place and her rent is yet again completely covered while I am struggling trying to get repairs down and kep my house.

I will NEVER again rent to a Section 8 recipient. It maybe assured money but the amount of damages they due is not worth the risk. I am thinking of creating a website for landlords where we can put a bad tenant in a searchable database for other landlords. I contacted my tenants 5 former landlords and was told she was excellent. I called every month to ask if there was anything that needed to be done. My mistake was I would call her a week in advance to inform her that I would be coming in town to inspect. I should have done surprise inspections.

I HAVE PICTURE OF ALL THE DAMAGE.
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your generalizing one bad person as all people on section 8..i know of wealthy people who have destroyed rental properties because they think they can, having section 8 does not mean theyll trash your house it means you need to know the people you rent to better than you did...your awful for stating that all section 8 are bad ..i have cancer single mom w three kids im cleaner than probably you because i dont want to get sick but you judge me over one bad tenant shame on you

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I know it sounds bad or like someone is judging but as a single mother as well as a landlord who took a small amount of money that I saved and bought a small building so have a place for retirement, I just cannot afford to take a lot of chances. I do background checks but people lie, don't act surprised by that either. I have been burned by bad tenants and have had to put repairs on credit or not do things with my family in order to fix the things that others just ruined by neglect or not caring. I recently had a tenant move out who just trashed the place. They had good references from the last two landlords, and were section 8. This family just totally screwed me and now I have to attempt to get my expenses back which may take months, if I ever get it back. In the meantime, I have to come up with money to do the repairs myself and wait to be reimbursed. This family destroyed the appliances )which were new when they moved in) broke the door frames on the interior doors (all of them) ruined the kitchen cabinets with what I guess was a small kitchen fire. I have to replace these items and more to the tune of more than $3500. I may never see that money again. And in order for me to rent the unit and get the income for that place back. I have to come up with the money quickly. I cannot afford for the place to sit vacant while the government analyzes my claim.

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The responses I'm seeing here are rather disturbing... I'm on assistance because my mother just passed away a couple months ago. I'm 20 years old and handicapped, I'm unable to work. I have to get spinal surgery but am waiting until I get settled into my new apartment... If I can EVER find a place that accepts HUD. I'm clean, never received a single complaint from my previous landlords, and I'm well-behaved. I'm all alone now that my mother is gone, I have nobody to turn to for help.

I want to go to have a job and go to college for child psychology, I want to make something of my life and I want to help people. I can't do that if I'm not given a chance.

I'm struggling to stay above homelessness because landlords are biased.
Is it fair? Am I a bad person because I need help? Am I undeserving just because I wasn't born into a good family and into good health?

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I'm a landlord and have a few fourplexes in Texas. I will NEVER rent to Section 8. This is what I got from the Inspector of Housing Authority "about 1 in 8 tenants on this Program are good, the rest are trash". Awful
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your discriminating and you should be sued, your uneducated and misinformed greatly.. not all people are bad..i hope your wealthy tenants #@!& in your bushes when they leave.....

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Lets be real, do you think landlords turn away guaranteed rent for no reason? Something is happening to make landlords not want to take it section 8. I have several rental properties and have rented to section 8 in the past. My dealings with section 8 bureaucracy has not been fun. From unanswered and unreturned phone calls no shows from the inspectors. Then there are the letters always threatening to withhold payments if I don't do exactly what they say. I don't need the headaches. Much easier just to get tenants not using the voucher program.
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sounds like you just dont want to keep up to the standards they require for you to not treat section 8 people like trash and not have to maintain your property...but hey blame us poor folks for you not being the person or landlord you should be...any tenant can withhold payment if you dont do your job as a property owner, this is just a excuse for you..pathetic...

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I live in central NJ and trying to get a sec 8 rental with choice voucher. I am single, no kids, middle aged and getting back on my feet after lack of work. I have no pets and do not have visitors, boyfriends, etc. I keep my dwelling nice, cook for myself and am thrifty, do gardening and crafts, not a drinker, no record. I am having a hard time finding sec 8 listings in my area. If anyone wants a good, professional middle aged tenant to rent to, I will keep your place nice with zero drama. Big plus if it's a historic building with radiator heat, washer, fp, between $825-1025 in Mercer, pref. Trenton west end Berkeley, W. State, Hiltonia, or Hamilton border around South Trenton (close to frequent transit lines).

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I would to rent to section 8 people but the state of Arizona can make us land lords wait two months before we get paid. The tenant can move in right away with a deposit only. Where can anyone move without paying a deposit and first month rent?.

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A landlord should have specific rental criteria that apply to all applicants. This is to avoid charges of discrimination. Some landlords set an amount of income that a person must have in order to rent an apartment of a particular rent -- for example, you must have income of three times the rent. In the case of Section 8 applicants, the rent would not be the total rent for the apartment, but the rent that the tenant is responsible for, which is 30% of their income. Without clear rental criteria, a landlord is open to charges of discrimination. Credit ratings, debts, criminal history, etc., if used, must be used for all applicants whether they are on Section 8 or not. Being on Section 8 is not grounds for refusing to rent, but landlords should use the same criteria for everyone. No landlord has to accept a tenant that doesn't meet the landlord's criteria.

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It all about money or people i have faith in people because money can not make me happy
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if house is a thing and paid with money so still people or things and i still would go with people because that what the lord would do

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In my experience with Section 8 Renters, its not the renter I have any problem with, its dealing with the poorly ran government side of things. The government agency tends to much slower and more cumbersome then when dealing with a standard renter. The trouble of dealing with the Agencies of Section 8 simply are not enough to counter out its benefits.

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Latia Cobbs
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I am a single Mom of 4. I was on section 8 for many years....from 2002-2011. I rented a home on a street that had all homeowners and was always thought to be a homeowner as well because of the way I kept my home up, so I always wondered why Landlords wouldn't take Section 8. It wasn't until I moved into a beautiful brand new townhome community in 2011 that took Section 8, I started to see how landlords can be skeptical. Unfortunately those of us that need and appreciate the program as a means of bettering ourselves and providing for our families usually end up grouped with the majority of those that abuse the system. I have been off the program since April of 2011 and must say that I am very grateful for the program and the wonderful Landlord that gave me a chance to better myself for me and my family until I could afford to pay rent on my own and I wish all of you on the program the best in your future. You won't always be in this place.

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natasha burns
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Are there any landlords in Texas that are willing to accept Section 8 I have a four bedroom voucher and I am a very clean person. I can provide reference from current landlord from where I have been staying for the last four years of being on the program. I am not trying to be picky but I am looking for something in a nice family friendly area with nice schooling. as I request this because I am one of those few tenants that keeps the property up as I like nice things and will live up to my part of the lease. I am trying to move from St. Louis so I don't know much about Texas. I am relocating for a fresh start in a different environment and I heard Texas is a good place to raise a family and have many job opportunities which is what St. Louis lacks. If there is anyone, please contact me at natashaburns28@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance

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Wow this all is so crazy. The black neighborhoods are the ones that get the flack. What people don't know is that if you are white and look in the suburbs for section 8, they will give it to you. I see it all the time here in Pennsylvania. All of the section 8 houses available are in the ghetto and in drug infested areas. I am about to just give up my voucher and ask a family member to move into a house with me to split the rent. I have to be stable for my child. The stereo types are insane. There are some creepy landlords as well, lets not forget that. I have a slumlord now who is forcing me to live with mold growing all thru the kitchen, cracks in the walls are starting to show as the drywall has probably never been replaced since the house was first built in 1900. I lived here for two winters and almost froze to death because the furnace was from the 1940's, no joke at all. He won't fix anything unless section /8 forces him too. He comes to my place and walks in when he feels like it with no valid reason, no repairs no emergency, just hey I came in to see how things were going. My and my 5 year old daughter were getting bathed and he and his son walked in my house while I was naked. He is crazy but will hound the hell outta somebody for that rent that is never late anyway. Its three sides to every story, yours,theirs and the truth. Just like there are bad section 8 tenants there are bad landlords and crazy sneaky nosy perverted landlords at that. If you can buy a house, just buy one and save yourself the headache. I am going to beg my dad to cosign for me because after living on my own for 22 years, with and without section 8, I cannot take another crazy landlord. I'd rather work 60 hour weeks to make ends meet than deal with all the drama.

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It's not always just about the money. I have tenants and have rented to section 8 before, however the last section 8 tenants we accepted were disturbing the other tenants. I was stuck with them until they moved on but their behavior caused me a lot of grief with tenants who had been in the building for years. I was getting calls at all hours of the night with complaints and I just cannot deal with that.

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MichaelandShawnna Mendoza
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I own a 4 bedrm 2.5 bath house and want to rent to section 8. I have family that r in this program here in AZ and TX. Its not in the hood or ghetto, nice ppl around me, I want out, its to big of a house for my husband and i, crap even a bar out back, sink running water and stools. I want out and I am looking for regulations to meet the Section 8. Tell u what anyone complaining about getting assitance, crap move out here, Buckeye AZ

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