Housing Assistance for Seniors

Housing assistance for seniors is possible, both though federal government housing aid programs and from a variety of private grants you can apply for as a senior.

Government Housing Assistance for Seniors

The federal government (Department of Housing & Urban Development) established a special housing program for seniors. This program is called the HUD.

The HUD helps to provide funding for seniors to stay in their homes, rent apartments, or join car facility programs. The government seeks to give out both medical and non medical support for the senior sector of society, as seniors are sometimes forgotten by the mainstream health concerns. One common complain among seniors is that there preference and sense of choice when it comes to senior housing is often ignored. They are often shelved off at low quality home care centers and conveniently forgotten.

However, the HUD program attempts to give seniors some choice as to where they want to be housed.

The way the HUD works is that if seniors have family members helping to support them, the family can apply for assistance through a HUD approved counselor. The councilor will provide information about the various programs and housing communities available.

Those who have the money will be able to contact private institutions that construct special senior homes or apartments – either as single or attached units. These units are all based in a special community for seniors, allowing those who have reach the golden years to interact with each other in a special seniors community.

Seniors do have the options of residing in their own homes and taking out a credit line of equity. There are various programs like the HECM which help seniors stay in the comfort of their own homes.

Previously, nursing homes were the main option for seniors. Now, the housing programs allow seniors to live a normal and comfortable life in a senior housing community. These communities have a full assortment of medical assistance – doctors, nurses, and care givers. The point of these communities is to facilitate as normal a life for seniors as possible while having the necessary medical infrastructure.

For seniors who lack the money for housing, the government gives housing aid though the Housing Choice Voucher program. Essentially, low income persons are given vouchers to help pay the cost of rent. The vouchers won’t cover all the rent costs, but will pay for a significant portion of rent.

Private Senior Grants

Besides government financial assistance for seniors, there may be private financial help for seniors as well. Grant aid may be found by searching online. Private organizations sometimes make available free money for seniors who need financial help. There are websites online that will assist you in finding senor housing grants. You can also simply do your own research and check out any senior grant offers you find online.

8 thoughts on “Housing Assistance for Seniors

  1. Kathy Demmitt

    Please let me know how to go about getting a housing voucher (Adams County, Colorado) I currently live in affordable housing for seniors, but am not able to transfer this to another location. Right now I am experiencing tenant on tenant harassment where I live because I am disabled. I have anxiety disorders that I keep under control by not being social. The other tenants have personalized this and have created a hostile environment. Any help would be very welcomed.

  2. Tim

    I need help finding a place for my 59 year old disabled mom, whose husband left her for another woman and left her with a high rent bill that her little SS check couldn’t cover, so she is being evicted in 3 weeks. State help is nowehere to be found. Unless you are 62, or a millionaire, no one will help us.

  3. Allan Machesney

    I have a friend who is 80, a veteran, married and who needs help with paying his rent. He has no assets. He lives in Tampa Florida.
    Can you help?


  4. Barbara Burhenn

    Need help finding low income housing for my 78 year old Mother in Liberal Ks. Or or in Hooker Ok. She needs to be move up from Spring Tx. She has been temporarily housed with my brother but will have to be moved soon. I have no experience with this so don’t really know where to look. She only has about 500 a month to work with out of a merger 700 from ss after Medicare cost.

  5. Beales

    My mother need fast she have a small pension coming in and would like to move into a clean two bedroom apt she is reaching her 11 yrs old granddaughter her dad was just kill at the age of 31 trying to help people….but my mom live were 3-dopes dealers everyday drugs trafficing is going on she fear for her granddaughter that already have two blood tranfion We are Christian that need help to relocate

  6. joseph wayne poff

    hi my name is Joseph and I have it to me 6 year old male disabled man who is about to be kicked out on the street and he needs a place to go my sister lives with him to take care of him but all the sudden they need to be moved out of this place where the Staing.and they don’t have any money till the third of the month can you help me out

  7. joseph wayne poff

    oh and by the way my number is 510 230 5537I would appreciate any kind of assistance that I might be able to get thank you very much

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