With this program, the government comes to an agreement with apartment owners to pay them a regular fee (a subsidy) so that they will offer certain units to qualified tenants for lowered monthly rents. An apartment complex with subsidized housing may have only a few low-rent units, or it may have many.
Frequently Asked Questions
Subsidized housing offers people with low incomes the chance to live in safe, decent housing for a lowered monthly rent.
Am I Eligible?
Subsidized units are available to seniors, disabled individuals, and those with low household incomes. Eligibility requirements vary depending on where you live and the number of people in your household. To find out if you might be eligible, contact your local Housing Authority. They will give you information about how to qualify and where to find subsidized housing units that are available to rent.
How Do I Apply?
Subsidized housing units are managed by apartment owners who follow government rules in deciding who to accept as tenants. Your local Housing Authority can help you find a subsidized housing unit that fits your needs, or you can search online for subsidized housing units, but you must apply for that unit with the owner/manager of the complex.