The subsidized housing program was set up by HUD to help people that are living in poverty to live in better homes. People that need subsidized housing are low income families, students and seniors.
From HUDs website you can get information on whether you can qualify for subsidized housing. Your income level must be below a maximum limit that HUD sets.
Next you must go to the housing agency in order to get the form and fill it out. You must bring with you tax return, pay stubs, identification etc, so that HUD can verify your information. Consult HUD for a complete list of things you should bring along.
You can start your search for subsidized housing in housing rental magazines. There are a lot of these free magazines at any news stand. Just pick one up and flip through it to get an idea of the type of housing available in the city. This is a good way to start if you are new to a city.
If you have some friends that lived in subsidized housing before, you can inquire them about some recommendations. They can tell you whether or not a particular subsidized housing that they have lived in was good or not. They can also tell you what to expect from living in subsidized housing.
Finally, a fast and easy way to look for subsidized housing is online. There are many sites that seek to help you find subsidized housing. Just put in the rent that you can afford and any other information that will help you narrow your choice.
When you search for subsidized housing online, you have to protect yourself from scam artists. Do not wire deposits to someone for a house until you go and check it out first and make sure they are the owner.
Before you move into your subsidized housing, go through with the landlord and point out all the problems that need fixing to the landlord. Have them fix it before you move in.