If you meet the income requirements, you likely qualify for a number of government assistance programs. From Section 8 housing to low income health insurance and more, you can receive immediate benefits where you need them most.
Even if you don’t qualify for government grants, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can’t get financial assistance. You can still receive financial help from private companies that can help you cover your expenses and get back on your feet.
The biggest government grant that reaches Americans across the country is Section 8. This low income housing program gives you vouchers that you can use to cover a large portion of your housing costs.
All you need to do is meet the income and residency requirements, choose an approved home from a HUD housing list and follow these application steps:
- Choose an application method, such as online, by mail or in person.
- Provide the name, age, employment status and Social Security Number (SSN) of each household member on the Section 8 application form.
- Input tax, income and expense information.
- Submit your application.
Another type of government assistance that doesn’t need to be paid back is TANF. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families helps low-income families by giving them cash assistance to help cover their expenses.
Unlike Section 8 assistance, you do not have to use these benefits to pay a specific expense. You can use them where you see fit, based on your budget. Apply online by filling out a general benefits form and submitting it to your state. The same form can help you get Food Stamps benefits.