From The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Marc Narducci
Here’s a list of some government programs that can help you financially with housing if you’ve been affected by the pandemic.
Help with housing
Help with your rent
Philadelphia has a program to help tenants who need rent assistance. To be eligible, you need to rent an apartment or house in Philly, have a current written lease signed by your landlord, and have lost income because of COVID-19. You also need to meet other eligibility requirements. Apply here.
Public housing is government-owned, affordable rental houses or apartments for low-income families, people who are elderly, and people with disabilities. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Find out if you are eligible. Some of the factors: Your gross annual income, whether you qualify as elderly if you have a disability, U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If you need public housing help or want to find out about other housing programs such as housing choice vouchers, reach out to your local public housing agency.
The Pennsylvania list is here.
Read the full article: Federal, state and city programs that can help you if you’ve been affected by the pandemic