Section 8 Consulting

At Section 8 Consulting we specialize in assisting prospective tenants and landlords with professional advice on Section 8 housing and navigating the complexities of the Housing Authority.

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About Section 8 Consulting

Welcome. My name is Jay Reulet and I’m a Section 8 expert with 20 years of experience and an excellent success rate of work with applicants, tenants and landlords and getting people into low-income housing and helping them navigate the housing choice voucher program.

My consulting experience includes reading thousands of Housing Authority and Continuum of Care manuals, covering everything from Section 8 housing applications, operations, policies, procedures, assessment tools, HIMS, algorithmic ranking, data manuals and every piece of HUD and housing legislation written on subsidized housing in the last decade.

As a Section 8 consultant, I’ve had the pleasure of serving thousands of low-income housing landlords and Section 8 applicants in every state of the US. I’ve worked as both a consultant and a district manager at many of the best affordable housing properties on the market, and my greatest honor and privilege has been serving the thousands of homeless, disabled, seniors and veterans who need this housing most.

Are you in need of section 8 assistance? Don’t know how to apply for affordable housing? or maybe your landlord with questions, If so, I’d love to hear from you! 

SO, What service do we specifically provide? We offer professional consulting for tenants and landlords by phone and email, casework, research, filings, admirative work, and reports. Our consulting services are tailored to our client specific needs.

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Above all else, I believe housing is a human right, not a commodity. If you need help navigating the system and securing a place to live, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Section 8 Services

First of All, What is Section 8 Housing?

Section 8 – otherwise known as the housing choice voucher program – is a housing assistance program designed to help low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities move out of poor neighbourhoods and into decent, safe and sanitary housing. Passed by Congress in 1974 (and repeatedly amended since), Section 8 now serves more than twice the number of tenants than does public housing – 5.2 million in the year 2018 to be exact.

Section 8 doesn’t necessarily pay 100% of each eligible tenants’ rent. Instead, different levels of support are given depending on personal circumstances. For example, if an applicant has their own source of income but it’s not enough to cover their rent, the Housing Authority will likely agree to cover the rest through wire transfers to the landlord. As a result, Section 8 can best be described as a form of government-sponsored emergency rent assistance to provide good housing for people who couldn’t otherwise afford it.

If you want to know more about the ins and outs of section 8 housing or simply need to know how to get low-income housing fast, read on or contact me using the link below.

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How does Section 8 work?

The world of section 8 can be daunting and confusing, but the core mechanics are fairly simple – it all starts with a so-called payment standard. Payment standards are figures calculated by local public housing agencies to represent the average cost of rent for any given area. People who can’t afford the payment standard are often forced into cheap, low-quality rentals in poor neighborhoods – a problem that Section 8 is designed to rectify.

Section 8 helps these low-income residents by assessing how much rent they can reasonably afford (via financial records) and comparing that amount to the payment standard. If their application is successful, the Housing Authority will then issue pre-paid housing vouchers to make up the difference. Monthly vouchers can also be put towards the purchase of a home, helping to reduce the disparity in homeownership rates between different income groups.

Once housing vouchers have been issued, it’s up to the recipient to find a property of their choice. The rental application is much the same as any other, but a Section 8 agreement does need to be signed by both the landlord and the tenant. This is to ensure that both parties are aware of the terms and conditions of Section 8 – and fear not, most landlords will not discriminate on the basis of Section 8 status. In fact, some states even have laws that prevent it.

If you’re a renter who needs to know how to get section 8 or a landlord who is unsure of the regulations and requirements, please get in touch today for a complete walk-through.

How to Apply for Section 8?

Before you complete a Section 8 application, it’s a good idea to make sure you meet the preliminary requirements. Though there are some exceptions, Section 8 eligibility generally depends on four basic criteria as outlined by The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

They are:

The Challenges of Getting Section 8 Assistance

When Section 8 is successful in action, it can be a game-changer for low-income families, the elderly and the disabled. I should know – I’ve seen it with my own eyes. That being said, there isn’t a great deal of good information available online, and the process of applying for and receiving housing vouchers can be more complex than it needs to be. Some other common road-blocks and barriers to entry include:

I hired Mr. Reulet at Section 8 Consulting on January 27th and by February 3rd I received an email from the housing authority approving my Housing Choice Voucher. This guy knows his stuff!

Kay. R

I was approved for my section 8 voucher after several consults. The sheer amount of knowledge this man has is nothing short of breath taking. I would like to book another session for my daughter in law.

Celeste. M

I spoke to Jay at Section 8 Consulting and after some debate he convinced me to update my housing application to reflect some rather clever answers. The result was I received my housing voucher 3 week later. Thank you so much…

Santos Family

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The Solution to Low Income Housing

If you want to know how to get emergency housing assistance without falling into the pitfalls and never-ending circles listed above, you’ve come to the right place. Through Section 8 Consulting, I’ve been helping people navigate the complex world of low-income housing for over 15 years, and I’m proud to call myself one of the best in the nation with a success rate of getting people into housing of around 93%.


Section 8 Consulting has all the tips and tricks you need to get ahead in the system, including the actual HUD operations manuals that will show you how best to answer their intervention assessment questions. I can also coach you to score higher on the housing prioritization waiting list, helping you to avoid endless queues and administrative dead ends. Don’t waste any more time or resources. Get in touch today and let’s unrig the system one step at a time!