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 am a single mother who is on a fixed income. I am in desperate need of housing for me and three of my four children. We had to separate for a little bit in order for everyone to have somewhere to lay their heads. My situation isn't all that good. But I guess it could be worse. My therapist is trying his best to see if he is able to help. I have made mistakes in my past, but I am not my past. Please help me if you can. Thanking you in advance.

I am seeking a 3 or 4 bedroom for my children and myself. I am a single mom of 5 kids. I lost my dad in February 2019, shortly after been put on disability due to severe hypertension. I will be homeless soon because I need to move


Hello I’m a single mother with two small children looking for a two bedroom ASAP.

Reply Jul 17, 2019 Kourtney

I am a single parent I am trying to see how can I get Help with low income assistance in San Marcos, CA Thank you Rosie


I receive disability and I am interested in a one bedroom apartment for my self i have scoliosis in my lower back I can't do stairs anymore I live in Michigan no one here can not help me much. I'm also trying to move close to my family can you please help me? Thank you......

Reply Jul 7, 2019 Lojwanna

My nephew is looking for a 2 bedroom apartment he is a single father with 2 sons 1 of which is special needs. He moved from Arkansas in January and is living with his Aunt and Uncle who told him he had to find an apt by September. He is not used to the higher rents that are in this area he has a job and just needs to find an apartment in the Mt Tabor school district. Thank you

Looking for affordable apartment- two bedroom for myself(61y) and my son(24) attending a college( will transfer to Calstate Longbeach) My income from LAUSD is too little to pay for a rent for my current apartment. Please guide me to get one from your program

To whom it may concern, I was just wondering how is anybody supposed to apply for these low income apartments if your articles reflects HUD or section 8 and my daughter has been sitting in line for over 8 years with no response except to update the application once a year. Please advise as to why low income families are having to wait so long and what can be done to help. I will wait for your response. Thank you.

I am looking for a 2 bed room apartment for me and my kids, we really need help because we can't afford most apartments around me and i have to find a place before November because our house is getting sold


I'm a 54-year-old disabled woman whose husband was a Marine. I'm unable to work or drive. I've been unable to work since 2001. I'm looking for a 1 or 2- bedroom place on the first floor with a large kitchen and a large living room (I need to be able to have a lot of room to move around in my power chair). I have two cats who are my only emotional/therapeutic support since I have no family or friends in-state anymore.

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