I have heard about "Section 8" housing. What does that mean?

Section 8 refers to several categories of federally subsidized housing. “Section 8” refers to the federal law that establishes the program.

Usually, you will pay a part of the rent to the landlord and the local housing authority pays the other part. The landlord must meet federal requirements to provide the housing. You must meet requirements to be eligible and to remain in the unit.

There are also certain rights and protections provided to Section 8 participants, including in the eviction process.

Are you a Hillsborough County renter having housing problems? Help is available!

The Hillsborough County Housing Stability Program provides Hillsborough tenants the knowledge, resources, and services to effectively, efficiently, and amicably solve their disputes with their landlords outside the court system.

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The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases in Hillsborough County. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your case.

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If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

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