Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Low Income Homes for Rent

My sister never went to college and has been working at a local store ever since she graduated from high school. Her pay has not gone up much over the years. It has basically been at the same minimum wage level. When it was just herself, she could get by with her minimal income. But eventually she had a kid and her income could not support the both of them. She needed to get government help. I told her to apply for low income homes for rent. These types of homes are for people that are living at or below poverty and need rent assistance from the government. If accepted to the program, my sister would only have to pay part of the rent.

To determine whether or not she was eligible to get accepted for homes for low income families, she had to go to HUD's website and check their requirements. Alternatively, you can contact HUD and ask them directly, which would be faster and you can get direct answers. Once she determined her eligibility, she took a trip to the housing agency and filled out the application to get a voucher. After a few weeks she was approved and she started looking for rental houses. With the voucher, you can use it for homes, townhouses, condos, or just about any other type of rental unit where the landlord accepts the voucher.

There are many ways you can search for housing. First, start your search for homes online. That way you can don't have to drive all over the place and waste your time and money. Narrow your search first and then drive to see the homes you have interest in. Go to HUD's website and search for homes for rent. They should list several in the city that you are searching.

Another place to search online for houses for rent is Craigslist. This is a very useful search site since many people post their homes for rent there. All you need to do is put in the search for low income houses for rent, the area you want to live in, and the amount of rent you wish to pay. Craigslist will give you results based on your criteria.

You can also find homes for rent by asking around your fellow coworkers or friends. Some companies have a bulletin board where people post their homes for rent, so you can approach the homeowners and ask if they will accept you. Let the homeowner understand the benefits of allowing section 8 people to live there.

Finally, you can find homes in the free rental magazine that some supermarkets usually carry. You should be able to find these magazines right outside the entrance. These magazines are good in that they list a variety of homes for rent in a city including pictures. Contact the owners and find out if they willing to take section 8.

My sister was finally able to find a nice house that she really liked. The landlord was nice and the neighborhood was very good. Her kid is lucky to be able to grow up there.

21 comments:

  1. Can u email me please. roxxi911@hotmail.com it's very important thanx
    from, Tasha

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  2. yes my name is Sarah wade and i was looking at the hud website and i really couldn't find anything. I don't work i'm a stay at home mom and my husbend is trying to find some work so we really don't have any income and the house we live in is his brothers house but the proplem is that it is fulling apart and don't have the moeny to fix it up so we have been trying to get help to eather move in to a low income place or get help fix the place up. cause it u have seen the place its not really a good place 4 kids to live in thats why i'm trying to find something differnt for me and my family. so if u can help that whould be really greatfully u can email me back at Sarahbabys_20009@yahoo.com or call at 423-272-1628. Thanks Sarah

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  3. Hi

    I am s divorced mother of 5 children. their ages vary. In November 2009 my daughter was a victim of a drive by shooting in Lynwood, Ca. She was shot 3 time with a 454 caliber handgun and had to have emergency sugery due to one of the bullets lodging 2 inches away from her heart.

    Thanks be to God that the assailants were caught. In March 2010 she was summons to testify. In which we complied.

    The Victims of Violent Crime had paid her medical bills and are paying to relocate us out of the area.

    My problem is that I am an AFDC receipient and cant afford any rental property due to the fact that my budget us on 493.00 monthly.

    I beg of you to please assist me in this matter. I need to get my family out of this neighborhood.

    Not to be chooosy but the area that I would preffer is N. Long Beach, Paramount, Lakewood. Bellflower or any of the surrounding areas.

    Due to the fact that the incident happened in the Compton, Los Angeles and Lynwood general area the Victims of Violent Crimes Association will not allow me to move to these areas.

    I thank you in advance for attention and assistance in this matter.

    I can be emailed at leakejeally@yahoo.com

    Once again I thank you and God bless.

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  4. Hi im Endiyah Hale...I stay home with my mom,no job but in the searh of one tryna to find a place to stay i have a and need my own privacy..My email is jaylen.mommy@yahoo.com

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  5. HI, MY NAME IS KIA LOGAN AND IM FROM PHILA PA. I JUST STARTED WORKING A SEASON JOB AND IM LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT HOME. I HAVE 4 KIDS AND IM A SINGLE MOTHER.I HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE RECESSION IN THE WORST WAY. iM LIVING IN A PLACE THAT UNSUITABLE FOR MY KIDS AND I WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION. MY EMAIL IS BEAUTIFULCREATIONSPA@GMAIL.COM. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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  6. I am a single mother with 5 kids. I am looking for work every day. I need help I am in need of a blessing . I need a home asap. A opportunity to do better for my family and I.You can email me at laqu_wllms@hotmail.com.

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  7. Hello my name is josefa chavez and ive been renting for 3 years streight and i am currently working a part time and my boyfriend isnt working but he was 3 kids and i have one on the way and my rent does not help my situation a need help please. you can email me at: josefa.chavez@ymail.com

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  8. i am in need of help my mother and little brother have recently become homeless in chicago. they cannot go to a shelter because my little brother is 14. they have no other family to turn to but me. the problem is i currently live with my friend and she is about to move because the house she was renting was forclosed on and we only have a week to find somewhere to go. im trying to move my mother and brother down here but i cant afford A PLACE BY myself alone. my mother is in the hospital right now and she hasnt worked in years because of a muscle disease. i curently work at walmart and im barely making ends meet. i just need a stable place so that i can have a place for them to lay their heads. please help. lenettsummers@yahoo.com

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  9. hi my name is sara, my husband works everyday and i cant find a job cuz of my back, the apartment we are in now , we are getting get kick out of my kids, we need a place asp for sept 1, and my husband has to leave his job where he work for almost 17 years in a restraunt, he is a hard worker, i just want to get out of verona ontario, cuz theres so much drama here and i get alot of threats living here,please help me

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  10. hello my name is tamara harvey...im living with my moma and daddy now.....been living with them for about four years now.......ive work at popeyes for a year.....now im workn at an heath care home now.......do to my buget now.....im lookn for a place i can call my own.......a place to rent to own.......if theres a program i can get in to that will help me please email me at .....tamaraharvey49@yahoo.com..........

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  11. hello, my name is Keri i have two teenagers i am raising on my own i would like like to have a stable home for them i have beeen working and have kept a steady job i just need that little bit of help, my email address is kapri1027@aolcom thanks for reading this and god bless you..

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  12. im a single mom of two and due to have another in september my only source of income is what i get from the state. im curently trying to get out on my own i live with family now and start school in late october.i need so bad to get a place for me and my kids so we can start our own life togethere if theres anything u can help me with? email me at janellejameson2010@gmail.com please and thank you!

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  13. Hello my name is Tianna. I am 20 years old currently my whole family is homeless. I have a job but even with the hours I work and overtime weare not able to get by. I have a sister who is only 10 years old and pains me to have her live through these hard times. Our mother is in the hospital and we just stay with my co-worker sometimes if anyone knows of some immediate assistance that would mean the world to me and my family please contact me @ Mz.Ziiah0112@gmail.com

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  14. Hi my name is chanyell allen and I am in very need of a place of my own please help me you can contact me at chanyellallen@yahoo.com thank you so much

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  15. If anyone is actually answering theses people. I cant find this hud program ur talking about. Jennycolon64@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi my name is jonta Willis I'm a single mother and Im look for a place for my son and I, I'm currently in the homeless program and I only have one more week left to find a place if you can help me please email me at jontaw88@yahoo.com i would love to hear back for you as soon as possible thank you very much

    Jonta Willis

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  17. i am a single mom who was a battered wife looking for a low income home. can you please email me with homes for rent

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  18. im a single grandmother raising my grandchildren i live in cleveland oh my house i live in is unlivable can you direct to sonesecent low income single housing agency im a senior citizen

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  19. Im michala i have 2 ,kids im pregnant live with my aunty i need low rent to raise my kids im struggling with my children

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  20. Here I am and my name is Gwenda Schultz and I'm looking to rent a house. I don't work but have a monthly fix check each month and looking for work need any low income house 3 to 4 bedroom home in good condition to live in. I will improve as much as I can to make a difference. I live in an apartment and want and need more room. Like to rent to own a home can paid between $215 to $315 per month if you can help me you can reach me at: gwendaschultz@yahoo.com
    call: 210.815.4511
    Thanks Gwenda

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  21. Hi,My name is Pamela I have been looking on Homes.com And have found some home income houses.but they are to fall for me and my family to travel without an car.also I'am a single mom and student. trying to help out my family.but Its very,very harded trying to do It alone,with an little income.when me and my son are on disabilly.

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