A person can find a rental assistance application by visiting certain community service and charitable organizations and churches, or by visiting the local housing authority to apply for HUD. In some cases, apartment complexes offer rental assistance applications in their offices.
Community service and charitable organizations all over the United States, as well as churches, have homeless prevention programs in place to help assist people who are having trouble paying their monthly rent. Applications help these places to determine whether or not a person meets the requirements set forth for each individual program and are available through each organization. Qualifications and requirements vary depending on the organization offering the service.
Applications for the HUD program, which helps with rent expenses, are available through local housing authority offices. There are often long waiting lists associated with HUD rent assistance. One must put in an application in order to be approved for waiting list placement.
Subsidized-housing, or apartments that base the amount of rent on total household income, are funded by HUD. Applications for this type of rental assistance are found in the management office of each privately-owned apartment complex who participates in this program. In some cases, there is a waiting list for this type of assistance as well.