In 2015, the Federal Government authorized a HUD budget of $48 billion for the Fiscal Year, including $28 billion for public housing, and $11 billion for housing programs.
Surprisingly, there are many ways to find affordable housing if you know where to look.
On the Federal level, state-owned public housing is available for people with low income, seniors, and people with disabilities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
There are three main types of affordable rental housing that are supported by HUD:
Find a HUD-approved housing counselor in your area online or call 1-800-569-4287 to find a local housing counseling agency. The counselor may be from a non-profit organization approved to offer advice on housing assistance.