Pre-applications accepted soon for 'Section 8' program

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Families in Fresno County struggling to pay rent can now get help.

The Fresno Housing Authority will soon start accepting online pre-applications for the Section 8 program.

The program offers rental assistance or affordable housing to low-income families.

The Fresno Housing Authority expects between 65,000 to 70,000 applications during the two-week application process.

When funding becomes available pre-applicants will be randomly selected through a lottery system and will receive assistance through Fresno County.

The pre-application period begins May 1st.

LINK: Pre-application for Section 8 Housing

Applicants must have a valid email account set up prior to completing the pre-application.

Applicants that do not have access to a computer or mobile device can apply at any Fresno County Library or at a computer lab at some Fresno Housing properties.
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