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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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.


I am a single mom of 2 and looking for low income 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment or house in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Looking for house or apartments for low income single moms with a income of $490 a month..so that's all I have to my name..looking in Mesa, AZ 85204.

I need a low income for my daughter and I. She is disabled and I am as well I have a parking placard. I am on L&I, we need a place to live.

Hi. I am in need of housing. I am legally blind and I struggling with the process of finding housing assistance. I use my accessibility settings most times, but for this, I could really use help getting answers. I have 60 days. After that I will be homeless if I haven't found someplace to go.

Looking for a home in Palm Beach County, I have a PSH document from my doctor.

I am a single mother of 4. I have a son who has severe autism and non verbal. The county we live in has no resources for him. I am trying to relocate so that I can provide more services to him.

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