Tuesday, July 14, 2009

HUD Apartments

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.

10 comments:

  1. hello my name is alisa wells and i just moved from Johnson City TENNESEE to Brooklyn NEWYORK. I have been on the NYC housing waiting list for a while and i am trying to find a low income housing apt program or a apt placement program for low income. I receive a SSI check monthly and would appreciate any information or applications about these programs. My contact number is 917-500-3420.

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  2. Hi my name is chasity! I have NO income and I have 2 childen and I jus recently moved to Texas from Missouri! I was wondering what I can do to get an affordable apartment!

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  3. I am on ssi and ssd moving from ny to culpeper va I need a low income apt any information would be great email me back daddywolfmama@yahoo.com

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  4. I'm in desperate need for affordable housing!! For 16 years I worked for my local government before I was struck with 2 types of C/A. The treatment left me with terrible neuro damage which forced me unable to work and put on Hospice Palliative Care.My case worker hasn't been of any help sorry to say. I'm hoping you can help me with some resources. I can't understand why I could get all sorts of help including emergency help if I were on drugs. PLEASE TRY TO ASSIST ME!!!! I may be reached @ 216-527-7490 or tpallen13@gmail.com. BLESSINGS. THANK YOU

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  5. It is myself, my husband, & 3 boys all under the age of 4. No income at the moment. Husband usually works but he is going to have surgery soon. We live in HUD housing in Juneau, AK looking to relocate somewhere close to Paridise, CA sometime in maybe the next year or so.

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  6. Hi I'm a mother of 3 boys all under the age of 4, & have a husband that usually works but is going to have back/neck surgery sometime in the near feature. I have lived in low income HUD housing for nearly 3 years. & looking to relocate in Paridise, CA maybe in the next year or so. I anyone has any tips, Please write something & I will fallow. Thanks

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  7. i live with a income of ssi only and would like to know what states have these apartments.
    Trace

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  8. I am a WWII Veteran with my unmarried daughter with me. Our Net Income is $1,800. We are looking for a HUD Senior Housing we can afford.We are presently living in Imperial Beach ,CA 91932.Kindly give us a tip so we can also adjust ourselves properly.
    Anonymous July 24,2013.

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  9. my name is c. Deleon and living in the bronx,interested in a 3bedroom apt,single mother with four children,and employed.please contact me @646-512-0540 anytime day or night.

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  10. Apartments are cheaply finished. Lowest grade appliances. There is no maintenance. Never clean carpets and average cost for 1 bedroom apartment is $150.00. Properties are over run with dogs most over 40 pounds! Barking all day and night as most dog owners work. not to mention ginormous dog dumps in front of your entry way.

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