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.

Eligibilities:
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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My husband and I are looking for a safe, 202 for seniors as I am 67 and when we got a modification on our home they added a balloon payment instead of extending the length of the mortgage. We live in Westminster, CO. A 2 bedroom would be nice and we have an indoor cat who is not destructive at all.

Kristin

I am a 54 senoir lady looking for immediate low income housing in EL CAJON < CA 92021 area

Hello , I'm looking for a one bedroom apartment in San Jose for me and my wife (for low income and senior).

Hello, I'm a single full time father with three daughters that I have raised single handedly their whole lives. Their mom sadly passed away a year after my youngest was born, they're now 11, 16 & 17. We're looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom townhome or single family property to rent, somewhere in the Twin Cities area, Minnesota. Something income based would be ideal, possibly a "rent to own" situation even better yet. I do have a section 8 voucher but it tends to lead me to properties I'm not comfortable living or raising my girls. I could manage up to $1200 monthly + utilities. I have impeccable rental history for the last 12 years. I recently filed bankruptcy and I know many rental properties accept or reject families due to their credit and that is one more fear I have that we won't find a place very easily. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hello, I'm looking for a two bedroom apt for me and my granddaughter, I am 65 years old, and my granddaughter is disabled with MS. We are both looking for a low income based apt here in California. We currently live in Rialto, The apts we live in at present are not income based and just raised the rent and we are also required to pay our own utilities now also. We need help with something reasonable, so we can make ends meet.

I live in Richmond, Va and looking for low-income apartments for my new born and myself. Need housing ASAP. I am interested in the following placing Henrico Arms, Essex Village, and Newman Village on the bus line. Additionally, will take anything based on my income, low crime/safe area, Thanks in advance for any support.

hello , I'm looking to apply for low income for me , my 18 month old son and my disabled parents also our service cat. We want to move in a child friendly neighborhood in long beach, CA or huntington-beach-ca. I'm a stay at home mom and my dad is retired from work. My mom is severely disabled. We cant find anything for the four of us and our service cat.

wondering how can i get into the low income housing list for the up coming new projects being built in Watsonville Ca 95076? Thank you

Ariana

Good morning, I’m looking for affordable apartments for my parents in Roseville CA. They are on a fixed income.

Does anyone know or have any clue where my 2 daughters and I can find a nice, clean decent home that the landlords take HUD? No one will accept our HUD and we have to rely on it to get by. NC should pass laws to make it illegal to turn down poor people, what good is the HUD voucher help if no one will take it?

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