Each year, Section 8 housing provides millions of low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals with rental assistance. As the most significant housing assistance program in America, Section 8 can be a lifeline for struggling families. To qualify, you must meet income, residency, and household makeup requirements in your state. Local housing authorities determine application methods. In some cases, help may be available right away or, if your family qualifies, you may be placed on a waiting list until aid becomes available. You can learn more about Section 8 and other housing assistance opportunities by downloading our free guide.