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March 10, 2012

Sandy asks…

How does Housing Authority and Hud get people into their apartments?

I have been waiting on a list to get into a housing authority apartment for almost a year and a half and I was just curious as to why it takes so long to get people moved in. I understand that they are most likely full at the moment, and I am on a list to get in but am I waiting on them to build new apartments and create new homes or am I just waiting for people to either move out or die?
I am married and my wife is expecting twins.

Administrator answers:


Once people get in, they want to stay.

There is usually a long list.

A lot of women with kids have to live there.

Joseph asks…

How to get out of a HUD apartment leased for one year? What will happen?

Leased HUD apartments with a one year lease, & now want out of them (so our family can get back together).

What will HUD say? Will they let me out of it? Or the apt mngr –is he likely to make me pay the rest of the year out? (It’s been apx. 5 months of the year’s lease.)


Administrator answers:

Most often if you have a very compelling reason and they can rent the unit again they may let you out of you lease. I would discuss your situation with them first and see if that is possible. You don’t want to get a bad record with HUD housing because you never know when you might need them again.

William asks…

How does hud work for income based apartments?

I’m curious how the system works?

Administrator answers:

There are two types of HUD apartments. This is a Federal program, usually administered by the state. One type which is strictly income-based, needs-based program which can be gotten through your local or state public housing agency. The other is a Section 8 which offers vouchers to pay all or some of your rent. Both start with applications. Call 1-800-569-5287.

The government pays some of your rent for income-based. For example purposes only, for an $800 1-bdrm apartment, a low-end social security recipient might pay less than $200.

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