“I Lost My Voucher Because I Couldn’t Find a Landlord”

15591502_1156186687770266_3255956767698482158_oIf you are disabled and this made it more difficult for you to find a landlord, you can request for your voucher to be reinstated. You can also request more search time so you can find a landlord.

You can also make this request if your child is disabled, or if another member of your household is disabled, and this made it more difficult for you to find housing.

You must show your Housing Authority any ways that your request is directly related to your disability:

Less likely to get approved:

“I’m disabled. I wasn’t able to find a landlord so I lost my voucher. I need a disability accommodation to get my voucher back and more time to look.”

More likely to get approved:

“I am requesting a reasonable accommodation as a person with disabilities. I am requesting that my voucher be reinstated, and that I be granted additional time to find a landlord. Due of 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 doctor’s letter confirming that I need an apartment with these features.”

Also More Likely to Get Approved:

“I am requesting a reasonable accommodation as a person with disabilities. I am requesting that my voucher be reinstated, and that I be granted additional time to find a landlord. I have the following limitations: Examples of Disability Limitations. 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 or case worker confirming that my disability limitations cause me to need more time to find a landlord.”

Also More Likely to Get Approved:

Either of the requests above if you are not disabled, but your child or someone else in your household is disabled and this caused it to take longer or be more difficult for you to find housing.

Getting Vouchers Back

Everything you need to know about: Sample Letters for How to Get a Voucher Back

Goes Well With:

If you are having trouble finding a landlord to accept your voucher. You might also wish to read about requesting accommodations for:

Resources

Learn More

🌸 Facebook Group: HUD and Section 8 Disabled Residents & Family Members

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

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