What Is Public Housing? Q & A

WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING? Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, Read more…

Public Housing – HUD

Public Housing – HUD  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). Local PHAs establish and manage public housing to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities at rents they can afford. Public housing comes in all Read more…

How To Make A Complaint – The Fair Housing Act Prohibits Housing Discrimination

How to Make a Complaint – The Fair Housing Act Prohibits Housing Discrimination The office you report your complaint to depends on the nature of the complaint. Housing Discrimination – This information explains how to file a housing discrimination complaint by phone at 1-800-669-9777, online, or by mail. Office of the Inspector General Hotline – The Read more…

Housing Choice Voucher Program – Formerly Section 8 Housing

House Choice Voucher Program The Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly called Section 8, helps the following people afford housing: Very low-income families, elderly, and, people with disabilities If you participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, you may choose any housing that meets the requirements of the Public Housing Program. Under certain circumstances, the Public Housing Agency Read more…

Assistance With Rent – Public Resources

Help with Home Payments -Public Resources  Contact the following agencies to find out if you qualify for help with your rent payments: Your state housing finance agency or your local public housing agency office may have information about aid programs administered by your state. Your local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office is an excellent resource Read more…

Help With Purchasing, Modifying and Repairing Your Home

Help With Modifying and Repairing Your Home Finding a good contractor to do repairs and improvements on your home is important. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides resources and tips on hiring a contractor, questions to ask, and how to report problems. Before digging on your property, call 811 to be sure you won’t damage or Read more…

Affordable Housing – Low Income Public Housing

Affordable Housing – Low Income Public Housing People with low income, seniors, and people with disabilities may qualify for help from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to get affordable rental housing. HUD doesn’t own rental property. It gives money to states and building owners, who in turn provide low-income housing opportunities. Get Read more…

WISCONSIN – Financial Hardship Emergency Assistance – Food And Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post the information on our site. Hebron Read more…

NEW JERSEY – Financial Hardship Emergency Assistance – Food And Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post the information on our site. FEATURED Read more…

LOUISIANA – Financial Hardship Emergency Assistance – Food And Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE Federal And State Emergency Relief Federal Assistance: Contact FEMA For Latest On Hurricane Relief State Assistance: Louisiana Office of the Governor Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter Read more…