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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We are looking for a 2-3 bedroom rental for me and my husband who is on disability and our son. We are looking for a places in Springville, Utah.

Rose Anna

I'm looking for a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath based on my income for myself and my grandson.

Reply Aug 24, 2022 Rose Anna

I am a single Grandmother who needs low income housing in Wilmington, DE.

I’m seeking help for low income or affordable apartments in the city of Orange County or Los Angeles county, CA.

I am getting assistance with the choice voucher program in Lafayette parish Louisiana. Finding a three bedroom rental that accept vouchers has been one let down after another.

I'm actually on a housing Choice voucher right now but I'm about to lose it because I cannot find a decent safe place to live in Kansas City that I would even accept because everything I looked at has been in horrible neighborhoods or the house is halfway dilapidated and needs to be torn down; it has been the hardest thing ever to try to find something with my section 8 voucher because none of the landlords will accept them.

I was approved for Hud or section 8 housing. I was wondering if I could use it to get a 4+ bedroom for my parents and 2 of my kids and grandson.

I'm a recent divorced single mother of 3 2 girls and a boy, I'm looking for a 3 bedroom 1 or 2 bathroom, I'm in the Poconos, PA.

I am a working single mom who recently lost housing and in need of a home. Where can I go for help in Syracuse / Liverpool area? Thank you


I am young widow with 3 children and I work full-time. I presently reside in Lansdale, PA. I looking for a more affordable place to rent for my children and I. We do not have pets but would appreciate a location that would allow a cat in the future. My present rent is approximately $1,700 a month not including any utilities, and I do not receive food stamps and I am in need of cheaper place to rent before leaving Pennsylvania.

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