Get Housing Assistance From HUD’s Public Housing Program – Apply Here

housing choice voucherHousing Assistance programs provide affordable housing and apartments for low income families.

Apply for your Section 8 housing voucher online and reduce the amount of time you wait.

HUD’s Public Housing Program

WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING?


Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. An HA determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. HAs will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.

HAs use income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low incomelimits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one HA but not at another. The HA serving your community can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size, or you can also find the income limits here on the internet.

HOW DO I APPLY?
If you are interested in applying for public housing, contact your local HA. If you have trouble contacting the HA, contact the local HUD Field Office.

We are able to speed up the process for you and your family.  Please click the link on the right side of the page to begin the online application process to receive public housing assistance in the form of Section 8 or a Housing Choice Voucher.

 

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How Do I Get A Housing Choice Voucher?

housing choice voucherAre looking to receive a Housing Choice Voucher?

You will probably have to wait in line for your affordable housing voucher, but we can help you get it faster.

What are housing choice vouchers?

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

How To Apply For Section 8 For Single Mothers

section 8 housingHow To Apply For Section 8 For Single Mothers

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Help Families In Need Get Affordable Housing

To apply for Section 8, then please click the link to the right of the page.  Our Section 8 Housing agents will help you through the application process so you do not have to wait in line at your local Public Housing Authority.

Housing Choice Vouchers Help Families Across the US

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Apply for Housing Choice Vouchers online and decrease the amount of time you have to wait!

Applications for Section 8 or Housing Choice Vouchers are always free at your local housing authority if they are accepting applications. IncomeBasedLiving.org has no affiliation with HUD, the government or your local housing authority. Our mission is to help those that are low income find applications online for various government rental assistance programs nation wide. In addition, we help our clients to discover many other programs that would benefit a low income person. We do not charge a small fee like other sites do. We can not guarantee that your housing authority is accepting applications at this time, but we do update our Section 8 Housing Packet each week with this information.

Families Could Lose Housing Vouchers

The Housing Choice Voucher program would serve roughly 58,000 fewer families next year under a 2013 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Devel­opment (HUD) that the House began debating today — even though the number of families needing assis­tance is growing sharply and only 1 in 4 eligible families receive federal rental assis­tance due to funding limitations.

The bill would provide at least $460 million less for the voucher program than it needs to renew vouchers for the 2.1 million low-income families now using them. Our estimate of 58,000 lost vouchers is based on data from HUD and other sources.