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Income-Based Apartments: What to Know About Applying for an Affordable Rental

affordable rentalFinding an apartment should be an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Before you dive right into rental-hunting, though, keep in mind that you may be eligible for an affordable rental based off of your household income. SDHDA happens to host a search portal that highlights housing that is affordable for low-income families, seniors, individuals and persons with disabilities. (Check it out here.)


Here are some basic steps to know about applying for an affordable apartment.



Before you apply, it’s important that you find out if you’re eligible first. Here are some of the criteria that you will likely be required to meet in order to qualify for assistance-based housing. 


  • Annual household income may not exceed a particular maximum
  • Unit must be household’s only residence
  • Family must meet size requirements to qualify for multiple bedrooms
  • May need to qualify as elderly or disabled for certain developments
  • Documentation of citizenship or eligible immigration status



If you’re wondering where to find an affordable apartment, we recommend using our Rental Housing Search. This resource will help you pinpoint many of the affordable rental housing opportunities throughout the state. It also helps you specify your search by apartment size, address and contact information. This search portal provides a listing of rental housing currently available for leasing.


Don’t let your dream of living in your own apartment stay a dream. Use all the information and tools available to help you secure your next home.

Topics: Renting

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