- 7 Ways To Find Housing Programs For Senior Citizens
7 Ways To Find Programs For Senior Citizens
In this community near you. guide, you will learn about various ways to find
are usually available to senior citizens through government agencies and non-profit organizations. sometimes need help paying for , mortgage, or other living expenses. Supportive
There are many available, but they can be difficult to find.
This guide will make it easy for you to find the right housing program for your loved one. Here are 7 ways to find
1.) Section 8 Voucher Program
Senior citizens with low incomes can qualify for Section 8 vouchers, which can provide help paying for the cost of each month. Generally, Section 8 vouchers pay about 30% of the obligation.
If you are awarded Section 8 (also known as ) you will receive a voucher that you can use at any property that takes Section 8. This includes apartments, condos, townhouses, and single-family homes.
Applying for Section 8 requires you to contact your local . You can visit the HUD website or call them at 800.955.2232 to find authorities in your area.
Once you are awarded Section 8 it is up to you to find a landlord who takes Section 8. The best places to find landlords who accept Online or . are websites like
programs also offer . was established to provide decent and safe rental for eligible low- families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
If you qualify for local . You will be responsible for paying 30% of your adjusted monthly towards . , you can choose to live in an that is managed by the
To learn more about how to apply for , contact your local or visit the HUD website for a list of programs in your city.
3.) Section 202 For
Section 202 is a fixed . that helps senior citizens, as well as disabled people, live in comfortable and safe conditions. This assists with payments since most who qualify are on a
To qualify for Section 202 you must have:
- A very low .
- Have at least one person who is 62 years old at the initial time of occupancy.
The best ways to find Section 202 properties are to contact your local HUD website has a listing of authorities in each state. You can also call them at 800.955.2232. agencies. The
One more way to find Section 202 properties is to search websites like Online or .
4.) Contact 211 United Way To Find Senior Citizen Programs
These groups then provide vouchers and subsidies to eligible senior citizens. These programs have made more affordable for many . However, some of them do require participation from a home or owner. However, they are an important part of the overall program. You should know the rules before signing up for these programs.
5.) Continuing Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
Continually retirement homes, also known as CCRCs or life plan communities, are a long-term choice for elderly people who wish to remain in the same location throughout their lives.
CCRCs offer services like:
- Help with Activities of
- Skilled Nursing
To find Continuing Area Agency on Aging to get a listing of facilities near you. To find an Area Agency on Aging in your city call 800.677.1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator website. Retirement Communities you can contact your local
6.) Home Sharing Program
A Home sharing program for senior citizens matches individuals who are looking for with a home-owner. This program conducts background checks, interviews, and follows up on personal references for each applicant. The program uses experienced social workers to evaluate applicants and facilitate the matching process.
It focuses on matching clients based on common interests and needs. The program also offers ongoing mediation between the host and guest to ensure a smooth transition. While the process can be tedious, it will be well worth it in the end.
7.) A Place For Mom
A Place for Mom is a referral service that provides free to families searching for senior options.
They offer a wide range of options including:
- options near you
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Skilled Nursing Homes
The site includes a search tool that lets you find communities by location, type of , and amenities. The site also contains articles with information on topics like financing senior and paying for .
If you need help finding near you, A Place for Mom is a great place to start your search.
Tips For Finding
Here are a few more tips to help you find for in your area.
- local to see if they offer emergency to senior citizens. and Section 8 have something called “priority populations”. This means there are groups of people who can climb a waitlist faster than others. One of those populations happens to be senior citizens. Use this knowledge to inquire with your
- You can apply for in any city, county, or state. The only potential drawback is local residents are a higher priority.
- Piggybacking off the previous tip…apply for in less populated cities. If you live in Houston or any other major city go 30 miles in any direction and apply at those lower populated authorities. They typically have shorter waitlists.
There are many available to help you find affordable and suitable . You can apply for or Section 8, which has a priority population of senior citizens.
There are also home-sharing and CCRC options that may be a good fit for you. If you need more help finding communities near you, A Place For Mom or your local Area Agency on Aging are both great resources.
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Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.