Monday, July 8, 2013

Finding Low Income Apartments Anywhere in the U.S.

While HUD (the Department of Housing and Urban Development) doesn't do direct grants and loans, preferring to work through state and local governments and nonprofits, they do have a good place to look for low-income and subsidized apartments throughout the 50 states.  It's their page for low-rent apartments.  Many people want to find subsidized housing ahead of moving there, and this is a good place to start.  You input your state, and in the next step you have to specify your town, zip code, or county.  You are also allowed to specify your type of apartment (disabled, elderly, or all types), and how many bedrooms you want.  As in dating or other choice-driven endeavors, you are better off if you are less picky.  You will then get a list of rentals that fit your criteria, and contact information.

In the state of Ohio, a wonderful website exists separate from this that goes into more detail.  The Ohio Rental Housing Locator allows you to search for a range of rents, limit your search to places with current vacancies, disability support features, and bedrooms.  It also has a link to the Coalition of Homelessness and Housing in Ohio with a search box for fining immediate homelessness assistance.  There's a good link on Ohio landlord-tenant law and a link to a county-by-county directory of sources to help get home repair assistance.    It's a worthwhile place to explore.

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