The largest benefit of living in an income-based apartment is lower rent costs. Most low income apartments also offer tenants other protection benefits such as increased notice before eviction and grievance hearings before benefits can be terminated.Continue Reading
There are also income-based apartments for a variety of situations including special needs families, domestic violence and the elderly. These situations may come with additional specific benefits. For instance, a housing situation designed for survivors of domestic violence will offer additional security and protection. Income-based apartments for the elderly or disabled will include wheelchair modifications like ramps and wider doorways.
Income-based apartments come with a variety of program rules designed to protect and maintain these living situations. The various subsidies that make income-based apartments affordable each have different rules attached. These rules include things such as reporting changes in family size and income as well as regular property inspections. Income-based apartments also commonly require various levels of tenant screenings for things such as credit and criminal history.
Other protection benefits associated w/ income-based apartments include good cause eviction protection that protects tenants from eviction for no good reason as well as from the landlord refusing to renew the lease without good cause.Learn more about Social Services