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What is the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program?
The Section 8 Program is a rental assistance program subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Section 8 was designed to help reduce the burden of monthly rent for low-income families.

Does the City of Whittier have Section 8?
The City of Whittier does not have its own in-house program. However, the Los Angeles County Housing Authority administers Section 8 certificates for the City of Whittier. 

Los Angeles Community Development Commission / Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles
700 W. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 262-4511
http://www.lacdc.org/

How can I get information regarding the Section 8 program?
The registration/qualification process is done through telephone registration only. The phone number is (626) 262-4511.

How does the process for the Section 8 program work?
Once you have registered with the Housing Authority, you will be placed on the application waiting list. When your name moves to the top of the list the Housing Authority will send you an application for eligibility. Upon approval of your application, you will be placed on the waiting list for the next available housing certificate.

How long does the entire Section 8 process take?
This is a first come – first served program and the current waiting period is from seven to ten years.