July 17, 2016

Getting Subsidized Housing

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.

After you have found out whether you can apply for subsidized housing, fill out the application at the HUD housing office. Then when you are approved you can start find subsidized housing.

Some resources you might want to use for finding subsidized housing are the rental house magazines you find at supermarkets or next to bus stops. These magazines can give you a good idea of the subsidized housing available in the area, especially if you are new in town.

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.

Go online and search for subsidized housing using craigslist. This is a free website where sellers can list their products and buyers can find something they want. Many landlords list their subsidized housing there, and you should be able to find something there.

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.

When you move into your subsidized housing, do a spot check with the landlord and point out things that need fixing and cleaning. Get them to do all this before you first move in.

Jack Ling is a property manager who has managed several HUD subsidized housing. He has helped thousands of families get into subsidized housing. For more information, please visit his website.