Low Income Housing Assistance

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The US Government Awards Billions In Housing Assistance Every Year

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.

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Find Affordable Rental Housing

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).

HUD doesn't own rental property. It gives money to states and building owners, who in turn provide low-income housing opportunities.

Within the private sector, housing in which landlords are subsidized to offer reduced rents to low-income tenants is also available. HUD doesn't own the rental properties. It gives money to states and building owners, who in turn provide low-income housing opportunities.

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Search by Type of Program

There are three main types of affordable rental housing that are supported by HUD:

  • Privately owned, subsidized housing in which landlords are subsidized to offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly at the rental management office.
  • Public Housing, which is state-owned, affordable rental houses or apartments for low-income families, people who are elderly, and people with disabilities. To apply, contact a public housing agency in your state.
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program in which you find a rental property yourself, and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To apply, contact a public housing agency in your state.
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Get Personalized Help with Your Search

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.