Housing Counseling

 

 

If you need advice on buying a home, renting, avoiding foreclosure, or credit issues, counselors are available to provide free or low-cost advice. You can search for a local housing counseling agency, or call HUD’s interactive voice system at: (800) 569-4287.

 

 

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70 thoughts on “Housing Counseling

  1. My name is alonzo salinas. I been trying to look up on the mshda waiting list to see where im at. But my password wouldnt go through. Its been a year in a half since I signed up.

    1. Hi Alonzo,
      You need to call the Housing Authority that you applied through.

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority nor do we have access to that information.

      They should be able to help you reset your password and give you more information.

      Thanks,
      Shari

        1. Cynthia,

          We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority or Program.
          We also do not have rental properties.
          When you apply for the Section 8 Voucher it is made clear it’s up to you to find a rental property that will accept it.
          I would suggest you contact the agency you applied through. They may have a list of landlords that accept it.
          You can also try to look online in your area as some places will list it there.

          I wish you the best,
          Shari

    2. Hi my name is Deborah , i’m looking for 1br/1ba, while i’ll need to out by 11/30/2016. So if you can help in finding a Apartment I would really appreciate it soo much. By the way Thank you so much because I have until 11/30/2016 to find a apartment, or i’ll lose my section 8 voucher.Please help me, and thank you again truely Deborah H.

      1. Deborah,

        We are not able to place you or find you a qualifying place to rent.
        It is up to you to find a rental that will accept your voucher.
        I suggest you contact the agency you applied through and they may have a list of landlords that will take it.
        You can also look online in your area and possibly find a place that way

        I wish you the best,
        Shari

      1. Maria,

        You will need to contact the Agency you applied through and see if they can help you with that information.

        Thanks,
        Shari

    1. Destinie,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority.
      You will need to contact the agency you applied through and see if there is any way they can help you out.
      It’s very important for you to stay in touch with them and make sure they have your most recent contact information as there are so many people waiting to be approved they may have already given your spot away.

      Good luck I hope this helps,
      Shari

  2. i looking for home or apartment homefurnished inwinston salemn i amdissabledbut i still get aroundjust hard paying everythingon1500 a month and buy medicine dale

    1. Roger,

      You need to contact your Local Housing Authority to apply for the Section 8 program.
      I know that sometimes they give preference to those with disabilities.
      If you need help finding your local agency go to our page with the map on it.
      Click on your state, then find the Housing Authority nearest to your area.
      All the information you need to apply and contact them should be there.

      I hope this helps,
      Shari

      1. im tryna sign up for section 8 in shebly co and i dont know how to go by getting the right information on doing so i really appreciate if you can help out thank you.

        1. Mary,
          The City of Shelby, Housing Department is located at
          801 Logan St, Shelby, NC 28150.
          Their mailing address is P.O. Box 1192, Shelby, NC 28151.
          Phone: 704-484-6830, fax 704-669-3599
          Office Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8-12 and 1-5.
          We are closed form 12:00 until 1:00 each day for lunch.

          You will need to check with them to see if they are currently accepting applications.

          Best of luck,
          Shari

    1. Hi Mary,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority or Government agency so, unfortunately we don’t have access to that information.

      You will need to contact the agency you applied through and they may be able to give you that information. Some Housing Authorities also have portals on their sites for you to check where you are on their list.

      Good luck, I hope this helped.
      Shari

      1. Hi Christine,

        I’m not sure what type of counselor you are looking for?
        If you are interested in Section 8/Housing help in your area you could try
        Kim Rittle
        Director Section 8 Voucher Program
        Phone: 717-273-1639
        She may be able to give you some advice or get you to someone in your area that can help.

        Thanks,
        Shari

          1. Sinnamen,

            Can you be more specific as to what kind of help you need?

            Many times the Local Housing Authority will have counselors available to help you fill out your application.
            You will need to contact them to see if you need to make an appointment but they are there to help you.

            Thanks,
            Shari

          2. Sinnamen,

            If you go to our home page and click on your state this will take you to a list of Housing Authorities.
            Find the one that is nearest you.
            If you click on that link it will take you to their contact information, application information and wait list information.

            I hope this helps,
            Shari

  3. Yes I have a son named terrill he’s living in an apartment and paying $800 he only gets $ 730 he really needs help finding apartment that he can for it you please give me a call

    1. Janet,

      Our site is here to give you the information you need to apply for housing.
      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority or program.
      Your son will need to contact the Housing Authority in his area to see if there are any programs accepting applications.
      You can find information on our site by going to the home page where you will find a map.
      Click on your state, this will take you to a list of agencies in your area.
      It will provide you with Section 8 wait list status, application information as well as their contact information.

      I hope this helps,
      Shari

    1. Christina,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority so I don’t have that information.
      You will need to contact the agency you applied through. They may be able to give you that information.
      You can also try going to their website. Sometimes they will post wait list information there.

      I hope this helps,
      Shari

  4. Hi my name is debbie I need help with Housing I applied for low income Housing in nyc because I take care of my mom .that has kidney failure !as well as h8gh blood pressure fighting breast cancer eye problems h8gh cholesterol etc is so hard to do all pay rent bills all the things she need clothing etc please help

    1. Debbie,

      I’m sorry you and your mom are having such a hard time.
      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority or program so your next step would be to contact one in your area.
      We provide you with a list of agencies, status of their wait list, contact information and application information.
      You can find this by going to our home page where you will find a map.
      Click on your state. There you will find a list of Housing Authorities that will be able to help you and your mom.

      I wish you both well,
      Shari

  5. Hi my name is Natasha and I am 30 years old and I live in Fresno CA and I have been an individual who has been homeless on the street for going on four years now and I have no income and no family who will help me and wondering if I could be eligible through some type of agency to help me in getting on my feet and getting my own place is that possible in any way..

    1. Natasha,

      Please contact the local Housing Authority in your area.
      There you can apply for different housing programs to help you.
      If you are not certain who to contact, please go to our homepage where you find the map.
      Click on your state and after that find the agency nearest your location.
      This link will have contact information.

      Good luck to you!
      Shari

      1. im currently in a real tough situation i have a one year old poregnany i wonder is it possible for me to get a voucher real soon.. i wanted to ask also why isnt there a way for me to get in contact with the housing authorities in houston texas!

        1. Jyrie,

          Have you applied for a Section 8 Voucher through your local Housing Authority?
          This is the only way to take part in this program.
          The contact information for The Houston Housing Authority is
          The Houston Housing Authority
          2640 Fountain View Dr.
          Houston, Texas 77057
          http://www.housingforhouston.com
          Customer Service Hotline: 713.260.0600
          713.260.0547 TTY (for the hearing impaired)

          I hope this helps,
          Shari

  6. I was just wondering when i would be able to get in a house in Riverside California. I am SSI and socal my case work told me to go to you if i was looking for my own place. Please let me know if any house to rent to own over orange terries please let me know because would really like to get in a place as soon as you can

    1. Aubone,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority so I am not able to find you housing.
      Have you contacted your local Housing Authority?
      They may have a program you qualify for that could help you purchase or rent a home.
      This would be my suggestion, get in touch with them and see if they have anything available in your area.

      Thanks,
      Shari

    1. Samather,

      I’m so sorry you are having a hard time right now.
      We are not affiliated with any Housing agency or program.
      Our site is here to give you the information you need to apply for housing.
      Have you contacted your local Housing Authority?
      Some have emergency housing programs, and they will be able to help you apply for other programs you may qualify for.
      If you are not certain who to contact go to our home page where you will find a map.
      Click on your state, this will take you to a list of agencies in your area.
      There you will find wait list status, application information as well as contact information.
      Please get in touch with them, they are there to help.

      I wish you the best,
      Shari

  7. I have been trying to apply for section 8, public housing, or whatever assistance I am be qualified for. I live in Hollister, but I have my youngest son going to Ann Sobrato H.S. in Morgan Hill. So, I will need to move to Morgan Hill. I tried desperately to apply, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. If I could get some help, I would appreciate.

    Thank you,
    Shanna

    1. Shanna,
      That is why we have this website, the application process can be very confusing and difficult to figure out. Don’t get discouraged.
      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority so
      you will need to contact the Housing Authority in Morgan Hill.
      Their Website is http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/629/Housing
      Their phone number is Ph: 408-778-6480
      If you give them a call they may have someone who can help you with the application process.

      I hope this helps you,
      Shari

  8. I am an older lady who possesses a section 8 voucher (HUD) voucher and hoping you will accept it please contact me if so at xxxxxxxxxx. thank you

    1. Hello,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority nor do we have properties to Rent.
      You will have to talk to your case worker where you applied for your Section 8 Voucher.
      They may be able to give you a list of local landlords/apartments that accept the Voucher.

      Best of luck to you,
      Shari

  9. Checking on section 8 getting only social sercury disability quit work because health conditions got worse I’m 64 live alone I do get a small portion of food stamps

    1. Linda,
      I’m sorry to hear about your health condition. It can be so overwhelming with medical bills coming in and no income.

      Our site is not affiliated with any Housing Authority.

      What I suggest is to find your state on our map. Click on it, this will take you to a list of local Housing Authorities in your area. It will also let you know if the waiting list is open to apply for Section 8.

      Please feel free to contact your Housing Authority. They are there to help you and give you options for housing.

      I hope this helps,

      Shari

    1. Yolanda,

      The nearest Housing Authority in your area would be The Raleigh Housing Authority.
      You can contact Will Hinton who is the Housing Manager at 919-508-1099. His email is: whinton@rhaonline
      Many of the Housing Authorities will have a list of local apartments/rentals that accept the Section 8 Voucher.

      Thanks,
      Shari

    1. Sharon,
      I’m so sorry to hear about your situation.
      Have you contacted your local Housing Authority?
      Many of them have Emergency Housing options as well as the Section 8 Program.

      Shari

      1. Patricia,
        I’m sorry to hear that you are having a hard time right now.

        We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority or Government agency.
        You will need to contact your local Housing Authority to apply for housing help for you and your baby.

        I wish you the best,
        Shari

  10. hello im DeAnna and i been homeless over 3 months now and i been filling out different housing authority i get emails but i really cant tell if there are scams or not but u have had a message from hub email saying all types of things but i really cant keep up cause i live of the streets and in Atlanta dont care to keep the ones in need out if you can contact me may you help me out may god blessed ! im 20 out here along … 678)558-6807

    1. DeAnna,
      I’m so sorry to hear you are having such a hard time.
      It can be very hard to tell if people emailing you are scams. The only thing I can recommend as far as that goes is do not give anyone money if they make you promises of housing or a voucher.

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority/Section 8 Program.
      Your best resource will be your local Housing Authority in Atlanta. Their number is 404-892-4700.
      They should be able to help you.

      I wish you the best,
      Shari

    1. Tiffany,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority or program.
      You will need to contact the agency you applied though to see if they can give you that information.
      You can also look at their website. Some Housing Authorities will post wait list information there.

      Good luck to you!
      Shari

  11. My name is jamal been on the waiting list for a year an a half single farther staying with my mom plus i have my baby girl just trying to see where im at on the list been trying to check it but i keep geting sent to other sites please help

    1. Jamal,
      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority so unfortunately I can’t give you that information.
      You will need to contact the agency you applied through. They may be able to answer your question.
      You may also want to go to their website. Some agencies will post Wait List information there.
      I would suggest you contact them as they may also have other programs you could qualify for.

      Good Luck Jamal,
      Shari

  12. I am 58 and am currently having to live with my son and his kids . He is planning on getting married she has a child and I have had a lot of health issues and I need a place of my own and this place is way too crowded and too much activity . I am disabled and not a lot of activity all the time . House is just too crowed .

    1. Sarah,

      You will need to contact the local Housing Authority in your area.
      That is where you can apply for Section 8 if their wait list is open, as well as other Housing programs you may qualify for.
      If you are not sure who to contact please go to our home page. Click on your state. From there you will find a list of local agencies in your area. We have provided you with Wait List Status, application information as well as their contact information.

      I hope this helps,
      Shari

  13. My mother applied for housing a month ago . She is elderly and disabled and has been living with my verbally abusive sister, I would like her to live with me ,but I live in a one bedroom efficiency. I went with her to make the application and took down all the information I needed to check her status, but every time I try I’m told that my information is inaccurate. Am I doing something wrong or has her application been denied? Please she really needs to get out of my sisters house.

    1. Adela,

      I’m so glad you are there to help your mother.
      Unfortunately we are not affiliated with any Housing Authority so I am unable to give you that information.
      Have you tried to call the agency you applied through? Maybe the information given to you was incorrect.
      I would defiantly try to contact them to see if they can help you.

      I wish you both the best,
      Shari

    1. Amber,

      Each Housing Authority is different but I do know they will run a background check on all adults 18 and over that are applying for Section 8 Housing.

      Shari

  14. My name is angelica
    Im having a hard time understanding the section 8. I got a email saying im approved for a 4 or 3 bedrooms /$290. I believe i need help understanding this. Where can i located the closest Section 8 office?

    1. Angelica,

      There should be contact information in the email of the agency you applied through or were approved through.
      If you are still not certain you can go to our home page and click on your state.
      Here you will find a list of agencies in your state.
      Click on the one nearest your location.
      You should find their contact information here.
      Make sure you do this quickly as most times you only have 30 days to use your voucher and find a place.

      Good Luck,
      Shari

    1. Paul,

      We are not affiliated with any Housing Authority so I am not able to give you that information.
      You will need to contact them and they may be able to tell you.
      You can also try going to their website. Some agencies will put updates there.

      Thanks,
      Shari

  15. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THIS WEBSITE! IT’S VERY INFORMATIVE & HELPS ME & OTHERS THE GUIDENCE TO TAKE THE RIGHT STEPS.YOU BRING HOPE WHEN THERE WAS CONFUSION.I PRAY THAT THIS SITE REALLY HELPS THOSE WHO REALLY NEED GUIDANCE.BLESS YOU & KEEP THE MIRACLES COMING! THANK YOU!

    1. Zaryn,

      Thank you so much.
      We are truly trying to help and give the information people need to take the next step of independence.

      We wish you the best!

      Shari

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