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Rental Assistance

Learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs.

Need Help?

 - Privately owned subsidized housing - HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly at the management office.
 - Public Housing - affordable apartments for low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. To apply, contact a public housing agency.
 - Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) - find your own place and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To apply, contact a public housing agency.

Local Renting Information

 - Rental help in your state - find affordable rentals and special needs housing, get help with your utility bills, and more

Need Advice?

 - Contact a housing counseling agency or call toll-free (800) 569-4287.

Your Rights and Responsibilities

 - Fair housing
 - Tenant rights, laws and protections in your state
 - Rights of tenants displaced from government-funded projects
 - Security deposits

More About Renting

 - Buying vs. renting

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

 - RAD - allows at-risk public and assisted housing to convert to more stable funding platforms.



HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available at and You can also connect with Secretary Castro on Twitter, and Facebook.