Monday, July 13, 2009

Subsidized Apartments

Government subsidized apartments are apartments where HUD, Housing and Urban Development, helps renters pay a portion of the rent. In this way, the renters can pay less than market rent. These types of apartments are not for everyone though. Generally, you'd have to be making a low income which is at the poverty level or below. You can check the HUD website or give them a call and find out firsthand whether you qualify for these apartments.

One of my friends is a single mother working a minimum wage job. The money she makes is barely enough to cover the cost of living. Recently, her hours at work were cut back due to the lack of customers in the store. Since her work hours were cut back, she was not making as much money as before. This was a big problem for her because she could not afford to pay all the expenses like rent and bills. I suggest to her that she apply for subsidized apartments. All she would have to do is to go to the HUD website and look for these apartments. She can then go directly to the apartments and apply for an apartment. The apartment management would have to check her income level first. I would imagine that she would be able to qualify since she does not make much money. In fact, I would say she was living in poverty levels.

She was able to find an apartment and apply for it but they told her that she would have to wait 6 months before there was an opening. I told her not to worry and to keep checking back with the staff often to see if she might have moved up the waiting list. In the meantime, I suggested her to find a place with roommates. It would be a hassle to live with roommates but she would safe some money that way. It would only be a temporary arrangement until she was able to move to the subsidized apartments.

26 comments:

  1. Hello, I am looking for a subsidized apt. I am on s.s.i. i don't drink or use drugs. I am 45 yrs. old

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  2. hello i am looking for a subsiding apartment 1br apt i have a 3 year old son and im on cash assistance

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  3. Hello im 55 years old i have 1 child of 13 years old looking for an apartment with 2 bed rooms and 2 bath?

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  4. good morning i am one of the what person apartment from housing to 4 years ago and check every mounth is always in the same position,as i have to wait 4 year more.

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  5. Hi I am a 24 yr.old single parent mother with 2 boys a 4yr old and a 2yr old. I currently receive cash assistance and child support.

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  6. Hi, 36 years old have two girls, and i still stay with my parents i need my own place.. and i need help

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  7. Hi, I am 43yrs old, currently on unemployment. I have a disabled Mother that I'm trying to help but With my limited income can only do very little. She is struggling and is in serious need of a low income apartment. Please Help....She's elderly and in very poor health.

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  8. as a single mother, i need a 2br. I have been waiting a long time for section 8, subsidized housing, hud, etc. I am tired of being homeless and taking my kids from post to post.

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  9. My fence an i are on cash assistance an looking for a 1 bedroom an 1 bath for the time being, we're also expecting our 1st child this may 23,2011... can you help us??!!!

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  10. Hi, I am 25 years old, currently looking for an two bedroom apartment for me and my to daughters one who is 4 yrs old and the other one is 4 months. I work an part time job at j.crew. if can help me in anyway I would appreciate it

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  11. I am 17..a son who is one years old and I need an apartment asap

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  12. Hi, I am 22 years old and my husband and I are expecting our first on Oct. We are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment before the baby comes. We are living with my in laws and its really crowded here. If you can please help me I would really appreciate

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  13. Hi iam a mother of two looking for a 2bed room appartment or town house because of recent fire please help us I really would appreciate it

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  14. Hi,i am a mother of 5 children 4 boys and 1 girl.I am looking for a 3brm apt,i can really use all the help i can get please.

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  15. hi im a married men 0f 2 kids and im looking for a 3 bedroom

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  16. i'm a single man with two kids looking for subsidized housing in the seattle area i'm considering a move from atlanta if one of these apartments and adequent employment is available

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  17. I am single woman 44 years old leaving in National City, CA. looking for subsidized low income apartment

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  18. i am looking for 2bedroom and 2bathroom apartment i need to know how can i apply for subsidized low income my sister and me and my three cats some one please help us

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  19. I'm a domestic violence victim single with no children, I'm also homless but I do have a job. I work over nights just to have a placeto stay during the nights..I'm saving but its hard because I have to eat too.. please Help me.

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  20. Hi I'm looking for a 1bedroom apt. a nice neighborhood clean and quiet no loud music and good neighbores . If you can help me in any way please do so i am on SSI & Social Security and it's know more than 700 a month. So if you can please help me. Thank You GoD Bless

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  21. Go to HUD.gov and you 'll find any of these apartments. In NY and buroughs, if you are senior or disabled, look for senior housing (202) and disabled housing (811) which you can find all on HUD site. NYCHA has public housing in NYC and all buroughs. I find 202/811 (disabled) to be the best program as they have many services near by. For low income families, you'll get on lists to public housing -- some are nice, some are not - just get a list from NYC or NYS. If you cannot findthese homes, contact your local representative for State Affordable Housing and Federal representative to give you a list of federal HUD subsidized housing.

    HOUSING ADVOCATE

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  22. Hi I am 46 yrs.old and I have an 19yr. old and he is disable. And I am looking for a three bedroom because sometimes I have my grandson come over and stay with us so please could I please get some assisant I am also disable I have alot of health problems but I dont want to go into details.

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  23. Hi, I am a 29 yr old single mom with 2 kids, looking for some assistance on subsidized housing, an someone please tell me where to go for help?

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  24. be aware the woodstone apts have serious managerial problems. the mgr is not interested in the contentment and safety of residents. she does not understand the cats are excellent company whether owned by residents or wanderers.

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  25. Anonymous I have been looking ALOT during the past months, these last weeks I have done nothing else. I have t5o get out soonest,I've called and gone to every ''community', .30% of income based in the city.City is Atlanta. I' disabled. I have even written my congressman,the last I heard from That, a Clown called me made a little speech ,treated me like I was a little old lady who probably was quite senile-and certainly couldn't think at all.I felt totally insulted,and furious.The State and the Congressman couldn't take care of me-certainly I must see that. I would love to see HIM for 5 minutes.Or even 2.And I WILL campaign Against my Congressman next time.His name is David Scott.

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  26. I am on low income and have a disability. Do you have any listings of apts available in the spokane/spokane valley/ greenbluff/ and cheney areas. I need something based on 30% of my income. I get ssi and don't need anything real big. hoping to find a one bdrm on the bus rte. thank you.

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