Subsidized housing is a social program run by HUD which helps low income families unable to afford regular housing. Other people that can qualify for subsidized housing are students and seniors.
Not everyone can live in subsidized housing though. You have to go to HUDs website and look up the requirements for qualification. Your income must be considered low income.
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.
Search online for subsidized housing. There are several websites that help people find housing. The great thing about this is you do not have to drive around looking for subsidized housing. You can do it all from the comfort of your home. You can find prospects faster.
One thing you should be careful about when you look for subsidized housing online are the people who try to scam the unsuspecting. Do not wire money to people for deposits until you have seen the house and met the owner. Some scammers will take off with your money once they get their hands on it.
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.