Finding housing in today's economy can be difficult. The housing market has dramatically
declined in recent years, and as a result, rent payments are through the roof. If you're a single
mom, these realities can cause you to move into a place that may be less than adequate for your
family because you think you have no other choice. Naturally, finding a decent place to live is
your top priority as a parent, but you don't have to compromise on quality simply because you
are struggling financially. Whether you are aware of this or not, you can easily find government housing for single moms to ease you housing worries. Eg Help For Single Mothers in Idaho has this covered under a separate section.
Government Housing for Single Moms: Vouchers
One of the first things that you can do when searching for government assisted
living for single mothers is to apply for a "house choice voucher." This program is
set up for low income families who need a clean, safe, and affordable place to live in the private housing
market. A more common name for this program is Section 8 Housing, and it is available
Your local public housing agency (PHA)
can determine if you are eligible for a housing voucher. Your PHA officer will base your
eligibility status on your total annual gross income and family size. The Section 8
Housing program is limited to US citizens and only specific categories of non-citizens who
have an eligible immigration status. In general, your family income may not exceed 50% of
the median income for your county or for the metropolitan area in which your family
One of the best things about this program is that your options are not very limited when you
are looking for a home, so you are free to choose where you would like to live. As long as the
landlord of the townhouse, apartment, or single family home that you select is a participant in
the Section 8 program, then you are free to move in. The program pays your landlord a portion
of your rent before it is due, and you are
responsible for paying the remaining amount by the monthly due date. Again, to find information about public housing in your area, visit the HUD website and find the PHA in your local area. Also it is good to know about Unwed Mothers Rights, in case you feel that you are being denied what is rightfully yours.
Public Housing Assistance
Another program that offers government assisted living for single mothers is the "public housing assistance
program." This program is similar to the Section 8 housing vouchers program, but it is for a
specific place. There are approximately 1.2 million places to live that are subsidized by the government and are public housing properties, and this program is set up to assist Help and Assistance for Single Mothers & other low-income individuals..
This program may apply to you and your family if your circumstances fit the requirements.
So, if you are struggling for money and
you are having trouble paying your rent, then you may qualify for this type of program. This
program gives you option of a safe, government-regulated environment with rent that you will be able to afford. Again, to find
information about public housing in your area, visit the HUD website and find the PHA in your