Question 1: How can I get into HUD housing?
Answer: HUD doesn't actually own rental housing. We do provide
funding to support several rental assistance programs. Read all
about them in our "Renter's
Question 2: I'm a senior citizen on a fixed income, how can HUD
help me keep my home, find low-cost housing, or assisted living?
for housing assistance programs are updated each year. The HOME
program income limits are different from the limits for the
other rental assistance programs.
Question 3: How can I apply for Section 8?
Answer: To apply for public housing or Housing Choice (Section 8)
vouchers, you will need to visit your local public
housing authority. Many have long waiting lists, so you may
want to apply at more than one public housing authority.
Question 4: I have a Section 8 voucher, and I'm moving to another
city. Can I take my voucher with me?
Answer: Yes, that is possible. But you'll need to contact both your
current and your future public
housing authority to work out the details.
Question 5: Where can I find someone who will let me use my voucher
to rent a place to live?
Answer: Your public
housing authority should have a list of landlords who are willing
to take Housing Choice vouchers.
Question 6: I'd like to rent my home to a Section 8 tenant. How
can I do that?
Answer: You'll need to contact your local public
housing agency to find out how to rent to Section 8 tenants
in your area.
Question 7: Are there other agencies that offer rental assistance?
Answer: Yes. In rural communities, the Department of Agriculture
provides rental assistance programs, home improvement and repair
loans and grants, and self-help housing loans to low income individuals
and families. To apply, visit the Rural
Housing Service website or contact your local Rural Development
office (check the Federal Government section of your telephone book).
8: I'm a senior citizen on a fixed income, how can HUD help me keep
my home, find low-cost housing, or assisted living?
We have lots of information about living
choices for senior citizens. HUD-approved housing counseling
agencies can help you think through your options. Contact one
Question 9: I have a physical disability. What kind of housing
help does HUD offer?
Answer: Read about housing choices for people
with disabilities, including information on subsidized apartments
and independent living centers. You also may want to contact one
of the HUD-approved housing
counseling agencies in your area.
More information about renting.