How to Be Removed From Section 8 Housing

How to Be Removed From Section 8 Housing
Section 8 lets people find affordable housing in both cities and rural communities.

Gather documentation that verifies you are receiving Section 8 funds. This can include copies of your vouchers or letters from your public housing agency indicating you were accepted into the program. Put together other documentation such as your driver's license that verifies your identity, as well.

Compile documents that demonstrate why you want to be removed from Section 8. An example is pay stubs showing you don't meet the eligibility requirements anymore. Summarize these documents in a signed and dated cover letter requesting your removal from the program.

Bring all of your documentation, along with your cover letter, to your local public housing assistance office. In most cases, this will be your local HUD or Community Development Agency office where you first applied for Section 8. A PHA search tool is available from the Affordable Housing Online website (see Resources).

Tell the representative at the PHA office you need to get off Section 8 assistance. She will make copies of your documentation and cover letter and may give you a termination form to fill out.