HUD apartments for rent have saved many low income families lots of money. These apartments were designed for people that want to live in a better place but can't afford so can live in a good place. Not everyone can apply for these apartments though. HUD wants to help those that truly need it, so in order to live in these apartments, you have to meet their income guidelines. These guidelines can be found on HUD's website or at a housing agency in your area.
My friend was one of the people that needed to get into these types of apartments. She was unemployed due to her company closing its doors. She lived off of unemployment benefits for awhile but soon that ran out. Once the income dried up, she had to move out of her apartment. At first, she stayed at my place for a couple of days until she could find a new place to stay. She started looking on the HUD website to find apartments. She wanted to find a place that was close to the city center so that she could be close to where the jobs were at. She called up some of the apartment listings that she found on the HUD website. Most of them had a long waiting list. It seems like everybody is trying to get into these types of apartments nowadays. So she put her name on the waiting list and prayed that she would eventually get a place.
About a month after putting her name on a couple of waiting lists, she was finally offered a unit. I told her to go check out the place first before renting it. She did as I suggested and took a look at the place. It was definitely not the nicest apartments in town but for the rent that they were charging, it was manageable. Besides, it was all she could afford now. As long as the owners took care of complex and fixed things on time, then that is all that matters. I also warned her to be wary of the neighborhood. I did not want her to move to a bad neighborhood just to save some money on rent.
After checking out everything and finding it ok, she submitted some documents that proved her income. That was the only way she would be able to move into the HUD apartment. Her situation fit the criteria and she was able to rent the place.