Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority

General FAQ's

How can I get into HUD Housing?

HUD doesn't actually own rental housing. We do provide funding to support several rental assistance programs.

I'm a senior citizen on a fixed income, how can HUD help me keep my home, find low-cost housing, or assisted living?

Income limits for housing assistance programs are updated each year. The HOME program income limits are different from the limits for the other rental assistance programs. We have lots of information about living choices for senior citizens. HUD-approved housing counseling housing counseling agencies can help you think through your options. Contact one near you.

How can I apply for Section 8?

To apply for public housing or Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers, you will need to visit your local public housing authority. Many have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one public housing authority.

I have a Section 8 voucher, and I'm moving to another city. Can I take my voucher with me?

Yes, that is possible. But you'll need to contact both your current and your future public housing authority to work out the details.

Where can I find someone who will let me use my voucher to rent a place to live?

Your public housing authority should have a list of landlords who are willing to take Housing Choice vouchers.

I'd like to rent my home to a Section 8 tenant. How can I do that?

You'll need to contact your local public housing agency to find out how to rent to Section 8 tenants in your area.

Are there other agencies that offer rental assistance?

Yes. In rural communities, the Department of Agriculture provides rental assistance programs, home improvement and repair loans and grants, and self-help housing loans to low income individuals and families. To apply, visit the Rural Housing Service website or contact your local Rural Development office (check the Federal Government section of your telephone book).

I have a physical disability. What kind of housing help does HUD offer?

Read about housing choices for people with disabilities, including information on subsidized apartments and independent living centers. You also may want to contact one of the HUD-approved housing counseling agencies in your area.
 

Fair Housing FAQ

I believe that I may have experienced discrimination when I was looking for housing. How can I file a complaint?

You can file a complaint right online! Or you can call the Housing Discrimination Hotline: 1-800-669-9777.

Where can I get a copy of the fair housing logo to use on my website?

Please feel free to use any of the equal housing opportunity icons in your promotional materials. More information about fair housing is available at the following link: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws
 

Consumer Information FAQ

I believe that I may have experienced discrimination when I was looking for housing. How can I file a complaint?

You can file a complaint right online! Or you can call the Housing Discrimination Hotline: (800) 669-9777.

I am concerned about environmental issues that might have impact on my home and community. Where can I get information?

We offer information about topics like air pollution, flood insurance and aquifers, lead paint hazards, and ways to make your home a "healthy home" More information on how to file a claim with HUD below: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination For other topics, please use the Contact Us form in this web site.

 
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