The local public housing authority is the entity that has United States Department of Housing and Urban Development properties available for rent in a specific area. Not all property owners or apartment complexes will accept HUD, so it is important to use the public housing authority to ensure the acceptance of the HUD program.
If people want to apply for the HUD program, they need to contact the public housing authority to sign up. The application process is lengthy, and most states or counties have waiting lists so it may take a while to be approved for the program. There are currently specific HUD programs for people with disabilities and the elderly that are on a fixed income.