Section 8 programs in Lakewood are administered by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles County. The program assists eligible families afford safe, decent, high-quality rental housing.
Assisted housing programs such as Section 8 helps make rental housing in the private market affordable for low-income families. The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles provides rental assistance to more than 20,000 low-income families in Los Angeles County. Nationwide, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program helps more than 1.7 million low-income families afford decent housing in the private rental market.
Participants rent housing from private landlords and pay a portion of their income towards rent. The Housing Authority subsidizes the difference in monthly payments directly to the owner. Owners, participants and the Housing Authority share in making this three-way-partnership a success.
Details on the program can be found on the county Web site along with an online application form library and an FAQ listing.
Section 8 Online Application form (check “Lakewood” during submission)
Section 8 FAQs at the Housing Authority of Los Angeles County
Section 8 Forms page at the Housing Authority of Los Angeles County
The Section 8 program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD. There is a search page on their site to assist finding subsidized housing.
HUD Search page for California