By Janis Smith
After living in a poor neighborhood for a long time, I recently heard about apartments that were partially sponsored by the government. Apparently the government has an assistance program that helps people live in better apartments or housing.
This was great news for me because that means I could finally move out of my old crime ridden neighborhood. The way the program works is the government would give me a voucher and I would use it at any rental that accepts it.
You can get a voucher by filling out some applications. You will then need to show proof of income because that is what is used to decide if you get a voucher.
You do not have to show your income if you are already getting assistance from the government in other programs. In that case you would just need to show documentation that you are getting benefits. Once you are approved for a voucher, you can go out and start looking for a place to live.
You ought to get a feel for the area you want to live in by driving around the area. By doing this you can see the neighborhood and surrounding area of the apartment complex. You can also use the opportunity and ask the landlord to show you the insides of a unit.
Ask the landlord some other questions such as what is included in your rent. Some apartments may include some utilities like water. Others may not. This would add to your rent.
If there are any problems in apartment that you are interested in, you should tell the landlord to fix them right away. Make sure you get that done before you move in. Once you move in, it will be more of a hassle to have things fixed.
In some cases, you may be put on a waiting list for these apartments. Some cities have a much greater demand for these apartments than others. So in these cases, you wait could end up being several months. Just put your name on the list for several of these apartments and you may be lucky and get one soon.
Janis likes helping families find cheap apartments. You can read more at her website.
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