Housing Rental Subsidy Navigator PDF Print E-mail

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The following federal programs can provide long term rent subsidies for a person who is disabled. Use this tool to help navigate which is the right rental subsidy program to help someone afford to rent an apartment in the community. Most programs are very much in demand so waiting lists may apply. While these are federallly funded programs, not all programs are available in all communities. Most programs, but not all, require the tenant to pay 30% of their income for rent and the program pays the remaining amount.

 

HUD Housing Choice Voucher ("Section 8"): The applicant needs to be under the required income guideline. Contact your local housing authority for more information.

HUD Housing Choice Vouchers for Persons with Disabilities: Priority given to persons on housing authority's waiting list. These vouchers require that the applicant have a disability to qualify. Some vouchers are set aside for persons coming out of institutions.

HUD/VA VASH: applicant must be a veteran. Contact your closest VA center for more information.

HUD HOPWA: Applicant must be low income and be diagnosed with HIV/AIDs. Contact your local HUD office for more information.

HUD Shelter Plus Care: Applicant must be homeless and have a disability. Supportive Services are also part of the rent assistance program. Contact your local housing authority, your local "Homeless Continuum of Care lead agency" or your local HUD office for more information.

HUD Supportive Housing Program: Applicant must be homeless and have a disability. Contact your local "Homeless Continuum of Care lead agency" or your local HUD office for more information.

 

The following programs may not have long term subsidies, but may have rental assistance for a certain period of time or for emergencies (includes assistance for persons coming out of institutions):

HUD HOME (tenant-based rental subsidy) Does not require that the applicant have a disability. Contact local community development office or HUD office for more information.

HUD HPRP/ESG: Applicant is not required to have a disability. Provides temporary rent assistance for persons currently homeless or at risk of homelessness. Can be used for persons coming out of institutions if they were homeless before entry or at risk of homelessness upon exit. Contact local HUD office for provider in your community.

Money Follows the Person Programs: applicant must have a disability and be exiting an institution to live in community-based housing. Not all states receive these funds. Contact State Mediciad Office for more information.

HHS Community Services Block Grant: some communities may use the funds for temporary rent assistance as anti-poverty initiatives.

FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program: can be utililized for motel or rental assistance.

 

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