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There are several different affordable rental housing programs.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) funds:

  1. Public Housing, which is owned and operated by Public Housing Authorities

  2. Project-based Section 8 and other subsidies directly at apartment complexes

  3. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

You can search for a Public Housing Authority at this link: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts

You can search for a HUD-assisted apartment complex at this link   http://www.hud.gov/apps/section8/index.cfm or call 817-978-5600 and ask for a list to be sent by mail.

You can find open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists at this link: http://affordablehousingonline.com/open-section-8-waiting-lists and you can sign up to get an alert when a waiting list is open at https://affordablehousingonline.com/sign-up

There are also apartment complexes with somewhat affordable rents through the Tax Credit Program. Tax credit landlords are not allowed to discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders.  You can find tax credit properties at this link: http://hrc-ic.tdhca.state.tx.us/hrc/VacancyClearinghouseSearch.m

For subsidized properties out of cities, there is a Rural Rental Housing Program. You can find properties at the links below by clicking on the county.

North Texas https://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_county.jsp?st=tx2&state_name=Northern%20Texas&st_cd=48

EasternTexas https://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_county.jsp?st=tx1&state_name=Eastern%20Texas&st_cd=48

WesternTexas https://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_county.jsp?st=tx3&state_name=Western%20Texas&st_cd=48

 You can find a list of licensed boarding homes in Dallas at this link: http://boardinghome.org/licensed-homes/

You can find a list of boarding homes in Fort Worth and the mid-cities at this link: https://www.yellowpages.com/fort-worth-tx/boarding-houses  These may or may not be licensed.

You can find a list of licensed boarding homes in San Antonio at this link: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Boarding-Homes-Ordinance

You can find a list of “personal care” homes in Houston at this link: https://hcpc.uth.edu/pages/help/local-care-homes.htm

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