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'm a single mother of 4 but only have two living w/me. I only receive welfare but looking for part time employment. Living n a motel that schools consider homeless and that's on there school record. Need a home that will not be threatened whenever they feel like kicking us out. My boys deserve there own room and so do I. Please need to move ASAP by the end of this month or we will b out n streets, & it's hard keeping kids out of CPS on streets. We live in 95336 but if necessary we will move to better town to give them a better chance of life. Please help a family that has no support or friends . Please help

im a single mom of 3 boys needing help im from Kansas but its time for me to relocate to Houston texas to make my dream true. im devoiced and its hard on my own but I can do it I need to show my boys better place to live and get them away from abuse from there father. so please help

I am disabled but have a Senior and a Child that I take care of And we need an apartment according to our income cause if the rent get any higher here in DC where we live we gone be homeless. Me and my Mother both get disability but the income is not enough to sustain us. We pay over half of our income on rent and utilities and have nothing else to live off of. My Mom gets 98 dollars in food stamps and I get 36 dollars in food stamps for me and my child and that’s not enough to live off of and not to mention other bills we got. We really need help. If anyone cares. Thanks for listening


Looking to move from East Orange NJ to Greenville SC a.s.a.p.... Can someone help me with any housing or low income home house apartment whatever that can be helpful to me and ny kids.


Hello I’m looking to move to Florida from Ohio and need help with housing if you have any info that’s helpful.

We are two seniors leaving in SF. Need to move because owner want to increase the rent to $600.00. We only depend of our SS My husband had a kidney transplant and I have several sickness including pancreatic cancer. We would like to move to Pinole Valley because we family around there


Looking for low income housing ASAP. Get SSI so I am limited to what I can afford. Also on transportation as I am unable to drive. Please help me.


Hello, I am a retired female seeking a one bedroom, available apartment. No children, professional, quiet and clean, is available to view property immediately. If you can concur, please advise. Best regards, Carma

Single mother with her 14 year old daughter running from a domestic relationship looking for low income rental appointment close to Luther Burbank high school

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