Section 8 Low income properties

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Hey just wanted to get some info on how would i go about getting low income properties for section 8. Wouldn't section 8 take off the hassle of worrying about will the tenant pay on time or even at all. Any suggestions on what precautions and procedures i should consider when it comes to section 8?

Dwayne,

I would do the following:

1. Contact the local housing authority to find out what you need to do to get your properties inspected/approved for section 8.  Look for bulletin boards or ways you can advertise there.

2. Include in marketing that you accept Section 8

3. Find and read this book and similar books on poverty and renting in the low income arena.  This one is great:

http://www.amazon.com/Section-8-Bible-Michael-McLe...

4. Review the many threads and posts about poverty, low income, and section 8 available on Bigger Pockets.  Here is one of my posts that may be of help:

http://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/4445/blog_posts...

Best of luck!  Section 8 is a great way to be less concerned about getting paid, but it also attracts a different type of tenant, depending on what neighborhood class your units are in.

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