Ask QuestionsCategory: I have Section 8How long can section 8 tenant be away?
Hiram asked 4 weeks ago

My disabled relative is currently in rehab recovering from a fall. In last three months has gone from ER to hospital admission to short term rehab, back to ER and another admission, and then to another rehabilitation facility. She may need to be away at the facility for another month before coming home. She has a handicap equipped apartment under section 8. Has had for over 10 years.
Question: Is there a risk to her housing, ie a maximum amount of time she can be away for medical reasons after which her in-use voucher is terminated and her apartment must be closed?

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