Homeless single mothers may benefit from housing assistance from not-for-profit organizations, such as Bridge of Hope and the YWCA, while low-income single mothers can take advantage of government housing programs for low-income families and first-time home buyers. 2-1-1 is a confidential housing and employment referral service for emergency housing.
Not-for-profit agencies such as Love INC. and Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network provide assistance to homeless single mothers. Local domestic violence shelters assist single mothers who need protection from abusive partners. Bridge of Hope is a national religious not-for profit agency that provides mentoring, job training and housing opportunities to homeless single mothers.
The U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development administers the Section 8 program, a housing voucher program for low-income single mothers. Under the Section 8 program, participating landlords offer rental housing to low-income tenants. The government pays the difference between the actual rent and the amount the government requires the tenant to pay.
Some government agencies also provides public housing for eligible low-income individuals at low rental rates. The housing is available to families who meet gross income requirements, are U.S. citizens or qualifying immigrants and who will not have a detrimental influence on other tenants or the property. Income requirements vary based on the cost of living in the community,