Housing Help

Find housing resources targeted to certain audience groups.

Help for the Homeless

Local agencies provide resources for people who are homeless. Through them, you can find information on housing, food, healthcare, and services for veterans.

Your state's human service or social service agency may also be able to provide financial assistance or refer you to local community organizations for help.

Benefits.gov can help you identify loans, financial aid, and other benefits from the federal government, determine if you are eligible, and then tell you how and where to apply.

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Housing for Senior Citizens

If you are a senior citizen or person with a disability, you may browse the following resources for help:

Military/Veterans

If you are a military veteran in need of housing, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be able to help you find the care you need to stay in your current home. Benefit information is available by calling the VA Health Care Benefits number at 1-877-222-8387, or by contacting the VA medical center nearest you.

If you are a veteran looking for a new residence, visit the Armed Forces Retirement Home's (AFRH) website. The AFRH is a retirement community complete with facilities and services including assisted living and skilled care. Additional information is available by contacting AFRH.

Age Discrimination Complaints

If you believe you were a victim of age discrimination, you may file an online housing discrimination complaint. You may also view information on the senior housing exemption to the Fair Housing Act.

Other Resources

The following resources may also help:

  • Contact a HUD approved housing counselor if you have questions about your situation.
  • Adult day care provides care and companionship for seniors who need help or supervision during the day.
  • Home care programs provide services to those who need some help but do not require constant care.
  • LongTermCare.gov provides information on the type of help you should look for and general advice on how to find and pay for it. The Home Health Compare section on Medicare.gov supplies information on local home health agencies, including how well they care for their patients.
  • The National Institute on Aging (NIA) provides contact information for groups that have information for or help older people. You may contact the NIA at (1-800-222-2225) or TTY (1-800-222-4225). .

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Housing Help: Resources for Native Americans

If you are looking for housing help, contact the following offices for assistance:

You may also locate your state housing counseling agency or call 1-800-569-4287 to locate the agency nearest you.

Native American Housing Programs

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Housing Resources for People with Disabilities

There are many housing resources and types of help available to people with disabilities. Browse the following resources for more information:

Finally, check your local phone book for non-governmental organizations in your area, such as nonprofits and charities, that may be able to help. You may also visit your local public library, talk to friends and family, or use the various internet search engines.

File a Housing Discrimination Complaint

If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe someone violated your rights based on a disability, you may view information on housing discrimination.

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Welfare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Learn About Short-Term Financial Assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), also known as welfare, is designed to help families recover from temporary difficulties and move forward. 

Recipients may qualify for help with food, housing, home energy, child care, job training, and more.

Each state and tribal government's TANF program is operated differently, and has a different name.

Benefits Eligibility

Each state and territory decides the specific eligibility criteria that must be met to receive financial assistance payments or other types of benefits and services.

Check with your local TANF office to learn whether you are eligible to receive financial assistance or other TANF benefits and services.

How to Get TANF

Contact your local TANF office to apply for financial assistance.

Report TANF Benefits Fraud

If you suspect possible TANF fraud, contact your local TANF office or contact the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Inspector General's Fraud Hotline.

Learn more about this program for families in need. You may be eligible to receive other government benefits.

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