Because each state has different income levels to qualify for federal assistance, there is no clear answer. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers subsidies that vary based on your geographic area.
Reach out to your local Public Housing Agency, or PHA, for detailed information on public housing assistance or housing choice vouchers. Vouchers, formerly known as Section 8, help very low-income individuals and families to choose and rent or purchase safe and affordable housing. In general, the household income must be below 50 percent of the median income for the area where the individual wishes to reside.