Monday, July 13, 2009

Income Based Apartments

Income based apartments are apartments for people that are in need. People that cannot afford to live in apartments under normal market circumstances turn to based on income apartments. Income based apartments are supported by HUD so that the renters only need to pay part of the rent. Although many people go through HUD and apply for these apartments, it's not a necessity. Many of these types of apartments only require that you show proof of your income. This can be done by showing your W2 from work.

To begin your search for apartments, try using websites that allow you to search for apartments by your criteria. These sites let you search by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, the area of the apartments, amount of rent etc. On the HUD.gov website, you will find that they have their own search tool that allows you to look for apartments. You should do your calculations and find out what you can afford. Not all apartments have the same rent. Some can be higher and some are lower. You also have to consider how much room you'll need. If you have a family then you'd probably want more rooms. Yet another thing you should consider is the proximity of the apartments to your work. If you live far away from work, then you can expect to spend a lot of money on gas. And with gas prices going up, you can expect to pay more every month.

When you have found a few income apartments that fit your criteria, you should go to each and inspect them. Check out the neighborhood the apartments are in. Some apartments based on income are in very good areas and others may be in not so good places. Equally important is to make sure the apartments are not loud, if you want peace and quiet. You can also ask residents living there whether they like the place they are living in. Find out if the maintenance staff fixes problems quickly.

Make a checklist of all the apartments that you visited so that you can compare and contrast later when you are making your decision to pick the right place for you to live. When you've come to a decision you can put a deposit down to hold the income based apartment.

Sometimes you might find that there is a long waiting list for income based apartments. In this economy you will see that the list may be longer than usual. The best thing to do would be to put your name on as many waiting lists as possible. You never know when you might get called by one of the apartment staff offering you a place to live. The more lists you are on, the higher your chances of getting a place.

87 comments:

  1. Hi I'm 20 yrs old and I'm plannig on moving out. But I can't seem to find anything affordable, I was wondering if i can do this low income thig or I it for older people only?

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  2. Hi I am looking for some where to stay based on my income i need a place as soon as possible are there any places without a waiting list?

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  3. HI I HAVE THREE KIDS AND IM PREGNANT WITH MY 4TH CHILD N WE NEED A PLACE TO STAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ASAP I GET FOODSTAMPS AND TANF THATS ALL IM NOT WORKING AT THE MOMENT PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN

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  4. thank you for the information, that was greatly needed.

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  5. Looking for low income housing around Wilmington area. I have 3 children and unemployed, staying with family. Need assistance ASAP. Thanx

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  6. Single MOM with 2 looking for income based housing . On unemployement at the time and ready to go back to work. Need a safe home, had to leave bad situation. Please help. Thanks

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  7. Hi i am only 19 with an 9 month child the only income that i am currently receiveing is food stamps an d tanf but i am in need of a place to stay please help me if it is possible thank you and god bless.

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  8. I am 60 yrs old and currently live in income based housing. My only problem with this is that I have been trying to get steady work, and it is hard, it seems it is only temporary work in my field,so I am treatened every other month with eviction. I do not qulify for retirement and this is taking a toll on my health. I just do not know what to do.I have raised my children and they are doing well, I am very independent and do not want to be a burden on anyone,I enjoy working but these managers are quick to evict. Please give advice

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  9. I AM A SINGLE PARENT WITH3 KIDS I LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING. I NOT ABLE TO LIVE THARE BECAUSE OF THE ROACH AND BEDBUG INFESTATION AND THAY ARE NOT DOING ANYHHING ABOUT IT MY YOUNGEST CHILD IS 2 MONTHS I AM TERRAFIED HES GOING TO GET BUG BITES LIKE MY OTHER CHILDREN CAUSE SOME TIMES WE HAVE TO STAY THARE WHEN WE DONT HAVE ANYWARE ELSE TO GO.

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  10. IM 21YRS OLD AND IVE GOT A 6 MONTH OLD BABY N THE ONLY THING IM GETTING AT THE MOMENT IS FOODSTAMPS N I REALLY NEED A PLACE FOR US TO STAY RIGHT NOW CUZ I REALLY NEED THE HELP SO SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP MY CHILD AND ME OUT

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  11. I'm 20 and my daughter is 11months I go to school and have a part time job and I also get tanf but I'm look for something affordable to move really soon just need a little bit of help finding a place

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  12. I'm 20 years old and have a baby on the way. I am looking into living in an income based apartment in the saint charles/saint peters area. My biological mom is moving in with me to help when the baby is born. I am currently working part time at McDonalds and my mother is currently un-employed. I am on Medicaid and am applying for food stamps, and wic. I currently make 3-4000 a year. help if possible. thanks.

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  13. im 19 a single mom I have 2 kids im 7wks pregnant I have a job I get 40 hours a week making 11.50 as a cna I get foodstamps and wic I live in the state of texas in need of housing assistance any help or advice would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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  14. Hi. I'm 18 a single mom have a 1 year old baby. I Have a job making 7.35 hour. I'm getting ready to graduate high this year. I need help finding a apartment base on my income. I leave in the state of Georgia in need of housing assistance any help please email me at finegabby@yahoo.com thank you later.

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  15. Hi i am 22 years old I live in jacksonville florida I currently do not have a job, I have a four year old daughter and I am currently pregnant. I really need help in finding a place to live. Cupcakejjw@yahoo.com

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  16. Columbia village apartments (404-377-2445)in Atlanta,Ga are doing based on your income today from 10am-2pm. Alone with Columbia grove apartment 404-799-6710.

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  17. Im married my husband is self_employed, we have a four mos old son..... we need some housing assistance in burleson or joshua. thank you heres my e-mail address please e-mail me janielynn2010@yahoo.com

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  18. hi i received an eviction notice and i have three children and cant afford to pay market rent. i need an income based apt because im currently going through a financial hardship and only receive public assistance my husband is currently waiting to get approved for ssi. my email address is doinitbigshawty@aol.com

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  19. hi im 17, my mom kicked me out 3 months ago and i had to live on the streets. then she called the cops on me and the cops made me come home. my birthday to turn 18 is on march 22. i work at starbucks, and make roughly 500 a month. i have no car, but i have my liscense. and my boyfriend is turning 19, but has no job. and hes been homeless for 5 months now. if yuo can help me out please email me at aliciaannfleming@live.com is would be much appreciated because im freaking out on where to live and i cant have my boyfriend sleep on the streets anymore :'(

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  20. To whom it my concern.We our a low income family with an unemployment check ever two weeks,we need help to get and apartment that goes buy ur income.We our about to be homeless with a two yr.Don't know were to go.Know family out here in newark.Please email me sometime.brown2mother@yahoo.com

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  21. To whom it my concern.We are a low income family with me layoff and my wife is working but don't make a enough to get in anywhere, We need a low income a apartment we are about to be homeless with a 4 month old baby don't know where to go know family out here in buford,ga. please write me back soon at hart_abby@yahoo.com

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  22. i am a 22 year old female im unemployed my boyfriend is employed but is paying child support for 2 kids, a car not and insurance, we dont kno how much longer he will be able to pay all the rent please help us princessrejeanne@aol.com

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  23. I moving to Newnan GA in the Atlanta area. I'm receiving Unemployment I need housing assistance. I'm also fighting Social Security, I've been trying to get my benefits for 4-years. I have an back injury also dealing with Depression. I lost everything because of my injury. Also lost my family. I need help. I want my kids back, all I need is a studio or apartment. Please contact me at 6034nico@gmail.com

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  24. HI I am 21 Years old I live with my boyfriend right now becasue i have no family i work a part time job as a keyholder as much as i can to get at least 35 hrs but only make minimum wage and have a car note and insurance to pay I am going to school also but my situatuon with my boyfriend is VERY unhealthy and dangerous to my mental and physical health i need somewhere to stay thats affordable ASAP.Please help!

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  25. Hi i am a 32 yr old man from Va. i drive 63 miles to work one way to work in Nc. I only make $9.00 a hour. I can't afford to pay a high rent and drive 100 and some miles a day only making $9 a hour. Ireally need help with finding a apartment i can afford. I have a 3 yr old i hardly ever get to see because i cant find the time to. She lives in Mc and i drive a hour and half to and from work working 12 hours a day. Please help i need to find a place in Nc. aplaceneeded@yahoo.com

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  26. to whom this may concern im a single parent with 4 kids need a place to stay asap i get food stamps and i work for action staffing but i dont make much need a low in come place that i can afford i really need help so pease help me thanks

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  27. i am a 24 year old disabled woman i have three kids and was trying to find low income housing... if theres any information you can give me i would really appreciate it my email is elizamichael61@yahoo.com

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  28. Sounds like birth control should be mandatory in this country.

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  29. IM A SINGLE MOTHER OF 3 WE R NOT IN A STABLE HOME AND IN NEED OF A PLACE TO STAY AT THIS MOMENT. I DNT HAVE A JOB AT THIS TIME BUT I AM LOOKING I JUST WANT SOMETHING FOR NOW UNTIL I GET ON MY FEET IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP.

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  30. hi. my name is kayla. my fiance and i are expecting a baby later this yr and are looking for either a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom apartment that we can afford. we are in dyer need of help. please if you have any information please let me know. (kayladobert@gmail.com)

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  31. hi i'm a single mother with 2 children i suffer with sickle cell anemia the only income i have is disability and i moved out of jersey because there is no affordable housing that my income can match is there anything any one can help me with my situation

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  32. hey im a single mom of 2 kids and i have no income and have to move out of my apartment because i cant afford the rent anymore plz help me get more information on income base apartment or housing or something please email me at atlshawty16@yahoo.com thanks!

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  33. hello I am a 19 year old looking for low income housing in the baltimore city/baltimore county area i currently have a min wage job nd seriously need to get out of my parents house if any info plz let me know pinkcutie_sexy@yahoo.com

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  34. Hi I'm 18, I don't have any kids & I'm single .. I
    Have a job , I just want to be out on my own , no real
    Big situation, I want to live in Virginia beach & wanted to know
    If there was any nice based on income apartments In that area .. If you could help please email tiesha7887@yahoo.com

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  35. I am 19 , Im single and my time has come to move out, I really need an affordable apartment . I know how to keep house, and I am responsible. I dont have any children. I keep a decent job and I am about to start school and I really need a nice affordable 1 bedroom apartment to live, my email is keontawilliams@hotmail.com

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  36. im 24 years old in school working part time making 7.25 an hour living with my boyfriend and hes putting me out at the end of this month cause he blames me for his problems. he already had problems be4 we met. hes hurt me mentaly and emontionaly.never laid a hand on me though just hurt me with his words. im already living paycheck to paycheck. i have no place to go at all i cant go back home my parents dont want me. i never had a stable home growing up.I NEED HELP PLEASE. i dont know what else to do. need a place close to my job near rivergate mall goodlettsville,tn { ktown060506@gmail.com}

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  37. Hi i am 18 yrs old with 2 kids,im unemployed,but i recieve tanf and food stamps,im just lookin for an based on your income.Please Help ME.

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  38. Hi I'm 19 I have a 6 month old child I receive food sramps and TANF I'm living from house to house I need a income based apartment asap! please help us!

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  39. Hi. I'm 23 years old, I'm 7 months pregnant and i have a 2 year old daughter. I'm unemployed and i need to find a place to stay within 1 week or me and my child will have to live out of my car. Please help.

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  40. hey I'm 17 and have a bby and have assistances where can i go for low income housing out of detroit dnt wanna live in detroit no more so if u have any info on low income housing outsid of detroit email me at Diqah567@yahoo.com or saadiqah_williamson_313@yahoo.com

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  41. Hi, I'm 22 years old and I have 3 children. A five year old son and twins that are 8 months. I am employed and I'm trying to find out where can I find a low income based apartment in the Birmingham area. If someone could assist me, that would be great. Thank you...
    brittany_webster46@yahoo.com

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  42. Hi, I have 4 kids, pregnant, my oldest just graduated from high school, I've worked everyday since I got out of high school myself. Until 2010 when I got laid off due to the company's finance problems. I am finally on unemployment, the place where I'm at now is very affordable, but my income got cut in half, I get FS and EDD, but this affordable rent is not so affordable anymore. I need help on getting a place that I can pay due to my income. Please help.

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  43. Hi I am 22 years old I am looking for a based on income apartment in atlanta,ga. If any one knows any apartments based on income in that perimeter please email me at cshunell@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  44. Hi, im 20 years old, with no income but my fiance works for minium wage, and has a truck payment and insurance due every month, we live together but its very unstable where we live and we could use the help, to get out if you know of somethjing income based around fairmount or marion,IN or somewhere close to that please let me know skateboarder_jt@yahoo.com

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  45. I am a single mother with a 15month old I go to school full•Time studen and currently recieving food stampes and tanf I need a roof over me and my bbys head asap I need help plz if u can plz

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  46. Im a 21 year old with a 9month old, with no place to go.and I'm in a shelter need help a asap.. Washington dc/maryland area valencia_dms@yahoo.com

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  47. I am a 25 year old mother of 5 who is relocating from SC and in need of a home, for me and my kids in the Georgia area. I jus need it to start out until i get things situated with a job. I am currently receiving food stamps, unemployment and ssi for my 1 year old daughter. I would like to move by August. Please help and if u can my email address is (tausha.wilson@yahoo.com)Please help!!

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  48. I am a 18 year old who is almost 7 months along with my pregnancy. I currently receive food stamps and unemployed. I recently located from SC to GA.If anyone can help as far as employement and or housing please contact me at benjaminalicia16@gmail.com

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  49. Im 19 years old with a heart dease (Hypertrophic cardioimophthy) that makes me unable to work .I also have a 8 month old son that I take care of on my own .I really need a place for us because im not in a very good situaton please help! My email is kammi316@gmail.com thank you.

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  50. i am 40 yr. old i have a ausitic child we are homeless and staying in a shelter our time is winding up to get out can someone please help us out

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  51. hi,i am 41 yrs young & i have been from house to house 4 the past 5yrs. i am looking to move into my own like asap. i am looking for a low-income apt that don't have a waiting list...can u please help me. thank you

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  52. Hi I'm 20 years old and my husband is also 20
    We have a 4 month old daughter. We stay in a house with 7 other people and its really crowded. I only receive foodstamps. My husband has a job and we are trying to find a income.based.apartment if anyone have any information comment back please

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  53. ^^ dallas texas^^

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  54. I am a single mother with 3 kids and had to stop working to take care of my father who also lives with me we use his income to pay our bills, but with his health falling we don't no how much longer thats going to last and plus with his medication cost its impossible to get ahead,plus my credit is not all that good. so if anyone has any idea's please help because the apt that we live in has giving me hell since we move from Va from unsafe leaking roofs to flooding from a bathroom from my neighbor's apt my email is AngelMyrick@rocketmail.com

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  55. I HAVE A 2 MONTH OLD BABY AND I AM DESPERATE NEED OF SOMEWHERE TO STAY. I GET UNEMPLOYMENT EVERY WEEK AND I START SCHOOL SOON. IM IN DEKALB COUNTY GA. I NEED A BASED ON YOUR INCOME APT WITHOUT A WAITING LIST. IF YOU CAN HELP PLZ EMAIL ME AT jennifernicoleby@aol.com. THANK U AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

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  56. looking for apartment 2 bedroom i make 12.71 per hr in denver in good place sims where i live they keep going up i have medical problems too i am married and my wife con not find work coloradokidd8@hotmail.com

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  57. I am 19 looking for a place to rent I receive only cash aid at this time. I have a one year old son and am currently living with him and his 19 year old father . if you can help please email me
    @ Winters.Diamond@LIVE.COM

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  58. I'am in need of a one bed room apt based on ur income asap

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  59. I am a single mother of one(10yr old) employed part-time at Macy's looking for based on income housing in atlanta ga. could someone that is resourceful help???

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  60. i am a single mothe of 1 and need apartment based on income of staying somewhere with high rent. i receive disability for my son and get food stamps thats all i have to offer. please help!!!

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  61. hi am 19 looking for an place to stay i have a job but im only makin 7.25 an i get food stamps i cant afford nothing really because my pay check is trash i really really need a place for me an my child Please HELP!!

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  62. Hi I'm 18 and I have a 4 year old I revive money from the government and go to school I need a 1 bedroom apartment ASAP

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  63. I'm 17 looking for A based on income apartment

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  64. Need a 2 or3bedroom for me and my 3kids asap please

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  65. I'm 20 and I'm going threw so much rite now I have no where ti stay please some one help me:(

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  66. im 19 i have a 3year old and im 6months i really need a apartment for me n my kids i get money every month frm the goverment n i pay rent where im at now but im so unhappy here n over stayed my welcome

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  67. im 19 lookin for a home for me and my 2 boys im so unhappy and stress i recive money from the goverment every month n i pay rent where im at now but i believe i over stayed my welcome its time for me and my kids 2 have our own place and be free and happy help me please

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  68. Hi Iam in need of a place for my 4 kids and I.. im in need of this asap we are in a really rough spot..please help if possible

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  69. Hi I am in need of a place for me and my 5 kids and i get food stamps and tnaf i been looking for work i need some where to stay been in and out of people houses and thats not good for my babies i need help fast and asap

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  70. hi i am 20 years old i have been staying from house to house since i was born im ready to settle down but can never find anything that i can afford id love to do something based on income i have been searching and searching but i only get a little bit of information i need to know where to go who to call

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  71. i am 21 with am 1 year old. i am staying with my mother and cousin. i am working. but cant find an apartment that goes by ur income. an somebody help me (teneshiajones21@yahoo.com) thnx.

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  72. PLEASE HELP!!!!! I'm a single parent with a two yaer old daughter living with my parents... I'm now 5 months pregnant andmy parents told me I had to leave... For the last two months I've been staying from pillow to post trynning to survive. I am currently working, but don't make enough. I've tried applying for public assistance, but was told that the waiting list is closed and won't open back up for another 3 to 5 years. If anyone have an info that will be helpful please let me know. Thanks in advance. *dferrel@wwc.org*

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  73. Look up hud.gov its the government site and it will show all income hud assisted propertiees in your conty.

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  74. Hello I'm a single mom with a 6mths old son and right now I am living with a friend of mine in her one bedroom apartment and me and my son are sleeping on the floor... And plus my son been in the hospital three time he get sick fast every time my friend kids get sick he get it worse and I have to do at least three days in the hospitaland he was asthma and he have to be on the machine twice a day.. I am in big need of help to find a low income based apartment I get tanf and foodstamp PLEASE can someone help me plz contact me at blueberrysunflower@yahoo.com

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  75. There is no section 8 assistance available to me at this time. I'm looking for an income based apartment in southern CA. Anybody know of any?
    I'm currently in Port Huron MI and if you are looking for income based apartments (1,2 & 3 bdrm) there are several in this area with vacancies

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  76. Hi im 26 with two kids and looking for low income based apartments in flint michigan i recieve tanf and im working part time any info please le me know. sexi_shai21@yahoo.com is my email

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  77. Hi my name is Araceli .I'm a single mom of 4 kids that mean the world to me.I'm looking for a low incom apartment .I'm currently in a shelter with my kids and we dont have to much time to stay there are time is running out I need your help so very much .To show me some good leads to a good afforable apartment in waukegan ,gurnee,or zion area. My email address is Agarcia.chelly@gmail.com and my number is 224/200/1166 Thank you for takeing the time to read this hope I can get a responds before my dead line .

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  78. Hi my name is jacketa scrivner I really really really.I have two kids a girl and a boy were I stay its really no room for us we stay in da same room and their things is taken over our room nobody in this house clean after their self I clean the house I make sure everything thing done plus take care of my kids I need a break I need my own I shouldn't have to feel like a made I don't get paid for it so I feel I shouldn't have to do it I really need help I been on the housing list since I was two months pregnant with my daughter and she now is four I need a place that I can call my own i Need a 3bedroom

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  79. I am in a bind. I have looked and looked and still can't find anything and I need somewhere by the first of next month or by the end of 12/2011. My e-mail is sherousedebbra@aol.com/ cell is 912-347-7629.

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  80. Hi, my name is Stephanie...I am 22 and I have a 1 yr. old daughter. I M looking for affordable/low income housing. Anything will help thank you.! I can be reached at straight_stephanie@yahoo.com

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  81. My name is Megan. i am 20 years old and i live with my dad and step mom. a few days before my birthday my dad lost his job and my step mom only gets about $200 a week. the day after my birthday (dec. 5th) i got laid off of work because they were not busy enough. we have no food in the house and after loosing my job i found out i am 9 weeks pregnant. im in need of a one or two bedroom apartment that allows a 60 lbs dog and a cat. me and my boyfriend are both unemployed at the moment and no one in ocala is calling us back. please email me if anyone knows of a place in ocala that is income based :)
    (email) bazgirlforever@gmail.com

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  82. Hey My Name Is Taquila I am single parent looking to move out of my fathers home. I am 20 years old but with the job i have i cant seem to find any apartment i can afford is there any way i can get some help i can be reached @ 404-573-3399

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  83. I am 19 years old and 4 months pregnant. Also, I am unemployed but I am in college and I hav about a month to find a place to stay or I am going to be homeless. I wanted to see if I can get help find a low income apartment that I can afford. I am looking for a place in the bay area (1+ bedroom). My email is Chelsea_jones1993@yahoo.com

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  84. Hi my name is Brianna an I'm 18 years old I have a 1 year old daughter, I'm currently unemployed but I'm looking,I'm living whit my mother right now but there is'nt any room for me an my daughter,I wanted to see if i can get help an find a low in apartment that i can afford, I need a (2+ bed room)or a (1+ bed room) wil work in Detorit or Ypsilanti MI. email brittanychapman99@gamil.com please contact me ASAP

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  85. hi my name is shaylee and I got evicted from my appartemnt and I have till next wensday really don't want to stay with friends or family I want antoher place of my own so if uk of anything let me know I need a one bedroom that is based on my income so contact me at 812-582-9692

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  86. Hello im am a 30 yr old single mother of two.. I have know where to go and i have been living with family and friend... I was wondering if there a place that has no waiting list.

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