The Federal Government and most states have programs that help pay for
housing for older people with low or moderate incomes, less than $46,000
if single or $53,000 if married.
Usually you have to fill out an application, and there may be a waiting
list. Some of these housing programs also offer help with meals and other
activities like housekeeping, shopping, and doing the laundry. Residents
usually live in their own apartments in the complex. Usually a Federal or
State agency will review your monthly income and expenses to see if you are
eligible for this type of housing. Rent payments are usually a percentage of
To find out more about Subsidized Senior housing in your area, visit the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Subsidized Housing website.
Visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Persons with Disabilities section
to find subsidized housing for persons with disabilities.
Page Last Updated: April 10, 2007