Many families during the downturn in the economy have lost their jobs and cannot afford their mortgage or rent anymore. These families need subsidized housing. HUD subsidized housing for the benefit of people that cannot afford to pay for housing normally.
First thing you have to do to get into subsidized housing is to find out if you qualify in the first place. Go to HUDs website and look for their qualification requirement. HUD wants your income to be below a set amount for subsidized housing qualification.
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.
Next try asking your friends about subsidized housing. If they have lived in subsidized housing before, then they can give you real life experience stories. If they had lived in a particular subsidized house where the landlord was good, they can recommend them to you.
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.