Learn How To Apply To Low-Income Properties In Any State. 

How To Apply For Low-Income Properties?



1. First you need to know your household size that way you'll know what number of bedrooms to apply for.

2. Make sure you and all other adults that will be on the lease have a valid State ID. As well as everyone in the household birth certificates and social security cards (you most times only need ID to pick up application all other documents are needed once application is complete)

3. Call the property, ask if  they are accepting applications? If they answer yes then you will need to ask them how to apply? Please keep in mind each property  may have their own application process and or fees. 

4. Once you have applied please follow up with the property every other month or as instructed to be sure your name is still on the properties waiting list.

5. Please try keeping the same contact information, telephone number, email/ street mailing address that you applied with. If these things ever change it is your responsibility to contact the  prperty manager and update your information. If they can not reach you they will pass your name on the waitinglist.

6. When your name reach the top of the waiting list they will  most times call you, but can email or mail you. Thats  why again it is important to keep them updated with your correct contact information. 

7. You can apply to as many low-income properties that you are eligible for. It is  best to apply to multiple places to help your chance of being approved much quicker. Maybe somebody moves out and your next on the list of "one" of the places you applied to.

8. You are allowed to call the property manager and  ask how long is the waiting list? And you can also ask once you have applied what is your place on the waiting list? Most times they do not release that information but you are allowed to ask and see. 

9. If you apply to a property and your denied no worries you will recieve a letter in the mail of why you were denied. If it is something permanent like a criminal charge then you can not re-apply. But if its almost anything else I encourage you to re-apply thats if you really liked that property.

10. if you are denied from one property that does not mean that they will all deny you. I strongly encourage you to apply to different properties. 

11. Don't worry about past due accounts or credit you may still be approved. Evictions vary depending on how long ago and if you were evicted from section 8/42 now that will effect your elgibility.

 THIS WEBSITE  IS TO DIRECT THOSE WHO NEED HELP LOCATING SECTION 8/42, and affordable housing PROPERTIES.  URBAN-GPS only provides information already accessible to the public. Urban-GPS is not working for The State Of Wisconsin or any of its Counties. 

what is low income? what is section 8? what is public housing? what is housing authority?

what is low income? what is section 8? what is public housing? what is housing authority? 

Urban-GPS - Housing Vocabulary

How Do I Know Which Property To Apply To? Need help understanding Houusing Authority Vocabulary used on URBAN GPS?

Families - can apply to Subsidized Housing, Public Housing, Low-Income, Section 42, Section 8, Scattered Housing, Income-based

Eldery Persons - can apply to  Seniors Subsidized, Accessible Elderly, Supportive Housing, Section 8, Section 42 and Income-based

Adults With Mental/Physical Disabilities - can apply to Subsidized Housing, Public Housing, Scattered HousingAccessible Disabled Supportive Housing, Section 8, Section 42 and Income-based

Adult Singles / Couples - can apply to Subsidized Housing, Public Housing, Low Income, Section 42, Section 8, Scattered Housing and Income-based. 

What Do These Words Mean?

Section 42- The Section 42 housing program refers to that section of the Internal Revenue Tax Code which provides tax credits to investors who build affordable housing. Investors receive a reduction in their tax liability in return for providing affordable housing to people with fixed or lower income.

Section 8- Section 8 of the Housing Act of often called Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of low-income households in the United States. Of the 5.2 million American Households that received rental assistance in 2018, approximately 1.2 million of those households received a Section 8 based voucher. 68% of total rental assistance in the United States goes to seniors, children, and those with disabilities.

Subsidized housing is government sponsored economic assistance aimed towards alleviating housing costs and expenses for impoverished people with low to moderate incomes. Forms of subsidies include direct housing subsidies, non-profit housing, public housing, rent supplements, and some forms of co-operative and private sector housing. In the United States, subsidized housing is often called "affordable housing."

 Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local.

Social housing is any rental housing which may be owned and managed by the state, by non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the two, usually with the aim of providing affordable housing. Social housing can also be seen as a potential remedy to housing inequality.

Projects- is a slang term referring to Public Housing ( most rap artst use this word)

HCV (HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER)- There is a  Section 8  housing choice voucher. and a Section 42 housing Choice Voucher. The only difference is that you can travel with Section 8 HCV but Section 42 HCV stays with its property.

Accessible-  Means unit is physical disability equip

Independent Living- In the context of eldercare, independent living is seen as a step in the continuum of care, with assisted living being the next step.

Supportive housing is a combination of housing and services intended as a cost-effective way to help people live more stable, productive lives, and is an active "community services and funding" stream across the United States. Supportive housing is widely believed to work well for those who face the most complex challenges—individuals and families confronted with homelessness and who also have very low incomes and/or serious, persistent issues that may include substance use disorders (including alcoholism), mental health, HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, diverse disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, mobility or sensory impairments) or other serious challenges to stable housing.[1] Supportive housing can be coupled with such social services as job training, life skills training, alcohol and substance use disorder treatment, community support services (e.g., child care, educational programs, coffee claches), and case management to populations in need of assistance