What Is Subsidized Housing?

Subsidized Housing is housing that receives some form of financial assistance from the government through the use of operating subsidies, tax credits or rent payments in order to make the rent affordable to low-to-moderate income renters. These programs were established to provide decent, safe rental housing for eligible low-to-moderate income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

There are 4 major subsidized housing programs

  1. Section 8 Vouchers: Government issued rent vouchers that the renter use in the private market
  2. Public Housing: Government owned rent-based-on-income housing facilities
  3. Project Based Section 8: Privately owned rent-based-on-income facilities where the subsidy is connected to the building
  4. Section 42 Tax Credit: Privately owned rent-based-on-income facilities that use tax incentives to keep rents low

For more information about one of our properties that participates in one of the programs, please contact the property directly.  Locations participating in Affordable Housing Programs can be found by clicking the Search Now button below. Each individual property will be happy to help you out with any questions and get you started on the application process.

If you have questions regarding our Affordable Housing Programs, or need assistance in connecting with a location to apply to be on a property waitlist, please contact our Resident Support Specialist.


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex and familial status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, S.W.m Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-5964 (TDD).

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