What is Public housing?
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental
housing for eligible low income individuals, families, the elderly, and persons
Public housing is not Section 8 and does not
require a Section 8 voucher. Public housing is however a government subsidized rental assistance program.
Public housing may come in the form of a single family house or a high rise apartment complex.
To learn more about public housing or low income housing and other government subsidized rental assistance programs and how to apply, order the Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet.
With your Online Packet, you will also be able to apply for the privately owned and operated
Section 8 Consolidation Program. This program has no government affiliation, but does award grants intended for a low income family or individual. Currently there is no waiting list.
Section 8 housing voucher holders can user their Online Packet to retrieve listings of available Section 8 housing in their area, and apply for the Section 8 Consolidation program online.
More info courtesy of Wikipedia.org:
A unique US Public housing initiative was the development of subsidized middle-class housing during the late New Deal (1940–42) under the auspices of the Mutual Ownership Defense Housing Division of the Federal Works Agency under the direction of Colonel Lawrence Westbrook. These eight projects were purchased by the residents after the Second World War and as of 2009 seven of the projects continue to operate as mutual housing corporations owned by their residents. These projects are among the very few definitive success stories in the history of the US public housing effort.
There are also many New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) efforts that have provided in-demand and inexpensive public housing for decades, see "Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century" by Nicholas Dagen Bloom for a rigorous examination of the U.S. public housing management agency with the country's most extensive holdings. Bloom's "Public Housing" dispels common U.S. public housing myths while detailing advances made by NYCHA, see also NYCHA's own website "Fact Sheet" for elucidation of the magnitude and scope of their work since 1934.
Public housing was only built with the blessing of the local government, and projects were almost never built on suburban greenfields, but through regeneration of older neighborhoods. The destruction of tenements and eviction of their low-income residents consistently created problems in nearby neighborhoods with "soft" real estate markets. Houses, apartments or other residential units are usually subsidized on a rent-geared-to-income (RGI) basis. Some communities have now embraced a mixed income, with both assisted and market rents, when allocating homes as they become available.
The federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department's 1993 HOPE VI program addressed concerns of distressed properties and blighted superblocks with revitalization and funding projects for the renewal of public housing to decrease its density and allow for tenants with mixed income levels to search Section 8 listings and continue to have a reputation for violence, drug use, and prostitution, especially in New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. as well as others leading to the passage of a 1996 federal "one strike you're out" law, enabling the eviction of tenants convicted of crimes, especially drug-related, or merely as a result of being tried for some crimes.
Other attempts to solve these problems include the 1978 Section 8 Housing Program, which encourages the private sector to construct affordable homes, and subsidizes public housing. This assistance can be "project-based", subsidizing properties, or "tenant-based", which provides tenants with a voucher, accepted by a Section 8 landlord.
Learn how to apply for these opportunities that your state provides for a low income family or individual for free. Inquire about Public Housing as well.
Mobile, Alabama - Apply for Section 8
Contact you local Housing Authority and find out if they are accepting applications for Section 8 or low income housing. The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program is a government rental assistance program for Mobile, Alabama or any state in the United State.
Anchorage, Alaska - Apply for Rental Assistance Programs
Find Housing Authorities nation wide that are accepting Section 8 and Public Housing applications online in major cities like Anchorage, Alaska.
Phoenix, Arizona - Apply for Food Stamps
Apply for Food Stamps or TANF. This program helps a low income family buy food each month. The Food Stamp program is offered in Phoenix, Arizona or anywhere in the United States.
Little Rock, Arkansas - Apply for Public Housing
The Public Housing program is often referred to as low income housing, and is sanctioned by the Federal Government. This is a rental assistance program for Little Rock, Arkansas or anywhere in the U.S.
Los Angeles, California - Homeless Programs and Rental Assistance
Funding from HUD is available in Los Angeles, California. Non-profits will offer free legal support to tenants, emergency funds to pay rent to stop an eviction, as well as security deposits for a new low income home or apartment. Section 8 or otherwise.
Register for the Housing List blog at Section8programs.com and find a Section 8 landlord or tenant.
Miami, Florida - Learn how to get help with phone bills
The state and FCC provide help with phone bills, in the form of a discount, to low income families and the working poor. There may also be assistance for paying connection fees.
Atlanta, Georgia - Apply for assistance
Adults over 55 years of age, the elderly, and senior citizens can receive assistance. Atlanta, Georgia programs can help with medical care and bills, food, prescriptions, and other needs specific to seniors.
Hawaii - Apply for rental and medical assistance
Financial aid can help low income individuals with needs such as housing, food, or utilities. Several departments coordinate home care, vocational training, and offer respite services as well for Hawaii.
Idaho - Job Training, Government Grants, and Case Management
A number of community action agencies can help low income families and people faced with a crisis. Counselors can help them look for jobs, apply for grants for paying bills, and offer other support in Idaho.
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