If you are low income and disabled, living in affordable housing can solve so many of your problems! Yet living in affordable housing can also create so many new problems!
Here’s where you can find ideas, tips, secrets, and special policies for living in affordable housing. There are three common types of affordable housing: Housing Vouchers, Subsidized Apartments and “Low Income” Buildings.
Affordable rent, and you can move around and live anywhere! You can live in many different kinds of houses and buildings. You can even take your voucher to a different state. Vouchers are a wonderful program, but they can also take a lot of time and energy and work to use. Guide to Using Your Voucher Without Losing Your Mind
Affordable rent, and you can apply even if you have $0 income. The same rent as having a voucher, but way, way less work, trouble and hassles. This section includes any type of building or property that has apartments funded by HUD or by USDA rural rental assistance. Guide to Life in Subsidized Apartments
“Low Income” or “Income Restricted” Properties
You will need to have some income. Not too much, but also not too little. Some “low income” properties are not all that cheap. Depending on the building and your income level, these buildings can be a good deal for some people sometimes. This section includes “low income tax credits” buildings and other kinds of “income restricted” properties. Guide to Life in “Low Income” Buildings
Not in Affordable Housing Yet?
Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that Section 8 is impossible to get or that all the wait lists are closed or that you can’t find nice, safe, affordable housing through Section 8. It’s possible! It might just take a whole lot of persistence and a bit of pluck: Section 8 Guide for the Disabled and Plucky
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