Well, it's slim pickins for this grouping.The first on istells a person that htey can cut their rent by 50%. It's by applying for Section 8 . To apply for these federal programs, contact your local housing authority, your state housing authority. or a community service agency.If you have trouble getting the help you need you can contact www.comcon.org. It's 14.871 Section 8 Rental Voucher program.(www.hud.gov/progdesc/pihindx.cfm ) There is also14.149 Rent Supplements-Rental Housing for Lower Income Families, and, 14.856 Lower Income Housing Assistance Program-Section 8 Moderate Rehabiltation(Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program for very Low Income Families-Moderate Rehabilitation) for Public Housing agencies, look at www.hud.gov/progdesc/multindx.cfm .
Free legal help for home buyers and Renters. Realtors, Landlords, Bankers, and others it's illiegal for them to discriminate against you for race, religion, sex, family status ar a handicap.
With free help you could/ Stop paying rent if your toilet doesn't work/ Get the government to sue your landlord for discriminating against your children/ Break a lease and not pay a penalty/GET YOUR EVICTION STOPPED/ Force the bank togive you a loan for a new home/ get the landlord to widen the doorways for your wheelchair/get a third party to fight your landlord for you.
To file a complaint or learn more contact your local and state housing office/ your states Attorney general's office, Fair Housing and Equal Housing Opportunity-U.S.Department of Housing and Development/ Nationa Fair Housing Advocate Online, Tennessee Fair Housing or www.fairhousing.com .
Here's something you didn't know. Half of the states have programs that pay rental assistance for certain populations like elderly, those with mental or physical disabilities, or people who have recently LOST their jobs.( They ain't lost we know where they are)Some programs even have no restrictions on income.They may give you$3,000 to help pay rent, or subsidize yourrent for 2 years, or give you a voucher that can pay part of your rent forever. More info at www.nlihc.org You could get $400 a month towards rent from your state at the same orginization and web address.
**********Short term Rent Assistance**************
District of Columbia--- www.community-partnership.org
Georgia --- www.dca.state.ga.us
New Hampshire--- www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/DHHS_SITE/default.htm
New Jersey--- www.state.nj.us/humanservices
North Carolina --- www.dhhs.state.nc.us
Rhode Island---- www.rihousing.com
Washington --- www.cted.wa.gov
**********EMERGENCY RENT MONEY*************
District of Columbia -- www.community-partnership.org
Minnesota----------- 651-284-4473; 887-396-6386
New Hampshire--- www.nhhfa.org
North Dakota--- www.ndhfa.state.nd.us
Rhode Island--- www.rihousing.com
$ 2,700 a Year for Rent-- www.rurdev.usda.gov