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The Internet makes it much easier to find the information you need, but one thing that may be hard to find is affordable housing. Sure, there may be cheap properties with low rent in some areas, but they may not have the safety you seek for your family. That’s where help from the government can save the day, and precisely, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The HUD can help you find housing assistance so you can keep your family safe, even on a low income. However, if you’ve never dealt with the HUD before, you may be wondering what it takes to get that housing help as soon as possible.
Thanks to the HUD Resource Locator, you can find almost everything you need under one online roof. Let’s take a look at what this handy tool has to offer.
Features of the HUD Resource Locator
To access this handy and easy-to-use tool, go here. You’ll see a map load. After a few seconds, you should see a menu pop up that says, “Welcome to the HUD Resource Locator.”
Here are the different options on the main menu:
1. Find Affordable Housing Opportunities Near Me
Believe it or not, there may be loads of cheap, yet safe apartments all around you. Click on this first option, and the Resource Locator can show you where they are on the map.
Click on the property’s icon, and you can see the type of affordable housing it is, such as low income, elderly, special needs, etc. You can also see the address and contact info to get in touch with the manager or landlord.
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While it may not show vacancies, you can see how many units are in the property, as well as how big they are in terms of bedrooms. This is crucial to see that the property fits your family’s size and needs.
2. Find a HUD Office Near Me
This is helpful if you want general information about HUD programs.
3. Find My Local Public Housing Agency/Authority (PHA)
Your PHA can guide you through the various ways to get housing assistance through HUD programs like Section 8, Section 202, etc. If you’re unsure of what you’re looking for, contacting your PHA is a great place to start.
4. Find Homeless Resources Near Me
Are you on the verge of being evicted? Are you already living on the street? Use this option to find homeless resources from the HUD in your area.
5. Find Affordable Elderly and Special Needs Housing
Seniors and anyone with special needs can use this option to find Section 202 properties and other affordable housing facilities.
6. View All Resources
This option is best if you want to see all of the HUD housing resources in your area. Click on it, and you’re likely to be surprised at how many options exist right around the corner.
If you’re unsure how to use the HUD Resource Locator, click on the Launch Tutorial option for help.