The Waiting List is maintained according to date and time of application. Eligible applicants only pay 30% of their gross income towards rent/utilities. If an eligible tenant is living outside of the city limits of Altoona, they must move within the city limits of Altoona to use the Section 8 voucher. The tenant is responsible for finding the apartment/house in which they want to use the rental assistance.
If applicable, please provide the following information to receive preference points which will move your position closer to the top of the Waiting List:
Residency Preference: Given to any applicant, spouse or co-head that currently lives in, previously lived in or who currently works in the city of Altoona. Post Office boxes or temporary housing do not qualify.
Provide: Valid driver’s license or ID, lease, utility bill, paystub, etc. **
Working Family Preference: Given to any applicant, spouse or co-head who is employed 20 hours or more a week, over 62 years of age, receiving disability or receiving unemployment compensation.
Provide: Current paystub showing 20 hours per week, Social Security award letter, unemployment letter, proof of age, etc. **
Veteran’s Preference: Given to any applicant, spouse, surviving spouse, dependent parent or child of a Veteran and the divorced spouse of a Veteran, who is a legal guardian of a child of the Veteran. The Veteran must be currently active or received an “honorable” or general discharge from the military (or equivalent thereof).
Provide: Military ID or DD214 for consideration. **
**Additional information regarding preference points is available upon request.