Housing Assistance For Families

Housing Assistance For Families

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Public Housing

HUDs main housing assistance for families is the Public Housing Program.

Public housing is available for qualified low income families, seniors, or disabled. There are about 1.2 million public housing households in the US. HUD administers these programs.

1. Annual Income.
2. Qualifications: Family, Senior, Disabled.
3. US citizen or eligible immigrant status.

The Annual Income Limits are set by HUD. The lower income limits set by HUD are at 80% and very low income limits are 50% of the median income of the county or metro area where you live in. You can easily Google these limits based on your income.

LowIncomeHousing.us lists all of the local Housing Authorities where you can apply for Public Housing.

How is Public Housing rent determined. The rent is based on your families anticipated gross annual income less any deductions. Then depending on your low income or very low income rate, that number is multiplied by the percentage you are assigned by HUD.

Rent Assistance

Other types of housing assistance for families is rental assistance.

There are 2 main types of rent assistance.
1. HUD Housing Choice Vouchers as described above. Government grants that provide lower rates for rentals.
2. Local and National Non Profits such as Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army which assist the needy with help towards their rent when they are going through a crisis. We have found many of these programs and list them through LowIncomeHousing.us on the right navigational section of the website from the city low income housing pages.

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Around 2008 i fill application for low income apartments, every year they send me a number let me know how many people ahead of me. Its been couples year I dont receive any letters.

hello, I'm disabled, age 62. Looking into low income housing. Just don't know where to go or start the process. Im living in Riverview, FL 33579 with a friend. I need my own place. Please advise.

Single mom of 3 working full-time looking for a low income rental and rental assistance in the Northwest Suburban area of Illinois without having to wait. Where do I start?


Hi im a mother of 3 and one on the way, im relocating from Georgia to Palmdale CA. My lease will be up Nov. 6th and I dont have a place for my children and I, can someone please help?

Reply Nov 2, 2020 Vajuanda

I need help I’m moving from Detroit mi to Toledo Ohio and myself n husband is looking for 2 bedroom home it’s struggle and I was wondering if u can assist me

Hi, I am mother of three children and my lease is ending. I need to find an affordable place in Waldorf, MD or surrounding areas ASAP. Can someone point me in the right direction of where to go or what to do? Thank you so much for the opportunity and consideration.

My fiancé are trying to get an apartment, he works as a plumber and we are currently living with my mom in Suffolk,NY. We have a 1 year old


I am looking for Low housing in Union City,GA I am a single mom that have no income I did have a job but now dont can anyone help me find housing within my city??

I am looking for a low income house in the area code 77042 area of Houston Texas. I am in low income housing in Hammond Louisiana. I would like to go do a place where they have job advancement.

I'm looking for affordable housing in commerce area trying to find somewhere to be close to my job three bedroom two bath house apartments I'm a single parent with two daughters just trying to keep us affordable price to stay cause we don't have anyone else to go thanks if you can help me out

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