There are many types of US federal grants that enable one to apply for housing programs. There are those sponsored by the private sectors and there are some from the government. These grants give families with low income a chance to afford a house or a place to live in.
Government housing grants under the United States are under the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal Housing Authority is also another department that provides such grants. There are 2 types of housing grants and below are a few details for you to know what they are and how to apply for them.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
This program is also known as the Section 8 Housing Program. The ones who benefit from this are low income families, families that have their primary income earner suffer from a disability, and the elderly. When they qualify for this housing program, they will be moved to a house with better living conditions than the previous one. They are also given vouchers to pay part of the rent required.
The recipients of this housing grant is not expected to pay rent contribution that is more than 30% of their own income. This grant is to encourage beneficiaries to improve their lifestyle and the living conditions they are in.
To apply, visit the local Public Housing Agency and they’ll be the ones to process your application and notify you whether you are approved for this grant.
Transitional Housing Grant Program
This grant is from the Department of Justice and beneficiaries include victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. The grant includes a temporary living condition until the victim can learn to start living on their own again. In addition, this grant includes covering of legal costs, living expenses, rent and utilities.
To apply, visit the nearest government office that deals with violence against women. They’ll notify you if your application will be approved.