Sample Letters Requesting a Voucher Extension

03c5130547efb5c0cabae9cea1b376ef--doodle-flowers-flower-paintingsSample Letter # 1

“I am requesting a reasonable accommodation for an additional deadline extension on my voucher. I am disabled. Due to my disability, I require an apartment that has the following features: Examples of Disability Housing Needs. Because an apartment with these features is more difficult to find, it is taking me additional time to find a suitable apartment. I am enclosing a letter from my (doctor, therapist, case worker) confirming that I need an apartment with these features.”

Sample Letter # 2

“I am requesting a reasonable accommodation for an additional voucher extension. I have the following limitations: Examples of Disability Limitations in Seeking Housing. Due to my disability limitations, I am not able to find a landlord or complete the housing search process as quickly as a person who is not disabled. I require extra time to find a landlord. I am enclosing a verification from my (doctor, therapist, case worker) confirming that I am unable to leave my home on most days.”


🌸 You can also make a request like this if your child or another household member is disabled and needs an apartment with special features.

🌸 You can also make a request like this if you have already lost your voucher. In this case, you would write that you are requesting “voucher reinstatement plus longer search time: Reasons for Requesting Reinstatement

Kala Lily’s Story

I used the things I learned from this site to send an email to my housing worker. I got a (quick) reply which basically said: This is all we needed. Here’s your extension.


Thanks for Reading

🌸 This page is part of the free online guide: Epic Master List of Disability Accommodation Letters

🌸 Learn More: The Sleepy Girl Affordable Housing Survival Guide

🌸 Art on this page by Robin Mead and Elizabeth D’Angelo.

🌸 Facebook group for people with disabilities and family members: Disability Support & Self Advocacy in HUD & Section 8 Housing

🌸 Page Updated: 10/1/19

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