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Use this search engine to save time when searching for local housing programs and other benefits. This search engine only searches city, county, and government websites. You will only get results on the most up-to-date websites that are managed by your county or city.

Applying for Section 8 Housing Properties

Section 8, also known as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) Program is the rental assistance program designed by the Federal Government for Americans who are poor, disabled or elderly who wish to reside in privately owned housing. Eligible families can get rental assistance through this program for single-family homes, townhouses and apartments that are located anywhere in the country and is not limited to houses that come under subsidized housing projects.

General Income Limits for Housing Assistance

Household SizeAverage Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557

For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

Key Concepts you should know about Low Income Housing

Low income housing, affordable housing, or low cost housing includes the following definitions, description, factors - area, price, affordability of the occupier and more.

Affordable Housing Glossary

There are common terms used on housing assistance sites, like tenant, landlord, public housing, housing voucher, lease, security deposit, etc. These are the definitions found in Making Home Affordable.

Tenant’s Rights Regarding Rent Increases

You have a number of rights that stop landlords from being able to raise your rent unexpectedly during the term of your lease. However, these rights depend on what type of tenancy you have.

Tips for Moving Out of Your Apartment

A tenant has certain obligations to the landlord when moving in or when moving out. When you are ready to move out of your apartment, it is critical to review the terms of your lease so that you do not violate them.

Tips for Moving In

A month before you move into a new apartment, inspect the interior very well, take pictures, test the doorknobs, locks, faucets and lights. If there are still repairs needed ask your landlord to fix all of them.

How to Recognize and Avoid Rental Scams

Beware tenants. Protect yourself from rental scams. Scammers take advantage of renters who often rely on online rental listings to find their home. If you’re from another city and want to move to a new one, know the signs of a scam.

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