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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Me and my family are coming from Shreveport, LA looking for nice place to stay. Me and my children are changing to a new and better surrounding.

Im looking to relocate from Michigan to Nevada. I am currently staying in subsidized housing since 2008.


I am a senior citizen looking for an apartment with subsidizing government low income. A 2 bedroom in the following counties to move close to family members: Guilford, Forsyth, and Randolph counties in North Carolina.

Reply Sep 29, 2021 Katherine

I'm praying to find a better place and neighborhood that's affordable. I would love for them all to be able to play outside.

Reply Sep 20, 2021 Saleemah

hola ando buscado para aplicar para housing soy madre soltera de 5 ninos y ademas estoy embarazada ya pronto me toca dar luz a mi otros bebe y momento no tengo un lugar para vivir con mi familias

From Beaufort County, Sheldon, South Carolina.. interested in senior housing for seniors with disabilities.


I have a stable employment with a small child but need affordable housing in Los Angeles/Gardena/Santa Monica, preferably a 1 or 2 bedroom apt., Open to roommate with another single parent with a young child or female child. Open to roommate with an active senior, that doesn't mind children.

I am 29 and I have 2 kids and I need a 1 bedroom. I currently live in Camp Verde Arizona. I need help with public housing assistance and rental assistance.


Hello, Myself and my three kids are currently looking for a three bdrm apartment. I am a single mother with income. I been in search of something that meets my income. We moved from New Mexico for a new start, and so far its been a good turn out . if you have any information on any open units i would greatly appreciate it , thank you


I am on Housing Section 8 I have my voucher. Everywhere I send out I am interested I get nothing back. We are looking for low-income housing in the 95825 zip code or the outer boundaries. we are currently living at the place we have livened for the last 10 years. The place was sold Was sold and the new owner wants to live in my unit. I have to relocate.

Reply Sep 4, 2021 PATRICIA

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