How To Rent Subsidized Housing

Mar 13, 10 How To Rent Subsidized Housing
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by Bernard Chung
Many families during the downturn in the economy have lost their jobs and cannot afford their mortgage or rent anymore.  These families need subsidized housing.  HUD subsidized housing is for the benefit of people that cannot afford to pay for housing normally.

First thing you have to do to get into subsidized housing is to find out if you qualify in the first place.  Go to HUDs website and look for their qualification requirements.  HUD wants your income to be below a set amount for subsidized housing qualification.

After you have found out whether you can apply for subsidized housing, fill out the application at the HUD housing office.  Then when you are approved, you can start finding subsidized housing.

You can start your search for subsidized housing in housing rental magazines.  There are a lot of these free magazines at any news stand.  Just pick one up and flip through it to get an idea of the type of housing available in the city.  This is a good way to start if you are new to a city.

If you have some friends that lived in subsidized housing before, you can inquire about some recommendations.  They can tell you whether a particular subsidized house is in good shape or not.  They can also tell you what to expect from living in subsidized housing.

Search online for subsidized housing.  There are several websites that help people find housing.  The great thing about this is you do not have to drive around looking for subsidized housing.  You can do it all from the comfort of your home.  You can find prospects faster.

One thing you should be careful about when you look for subsidized housing online are the people who try to scam the unsuspecting.  Do not wire money to people for deposits until you have seen the house and met the owner.  Some scammers will take off with your money once they get their hands on
it.

When you move into your subsidized housing, do a spot check with the landlord and point out things that need fixing and cleaning.  Get them to do all this before you first move in.

Henry Zhou is a housing manager who has managed many government subsidized houses.  He has helped hundreds of families get into subsidized housing.  For more information, please visit his website.

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