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How do I find organizations to help me pay my rent?

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Research provides a variety of programs that help with rent on a per-month or subsidized basis. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides housing vouchers, privately owned subsidized apartments and public housing to low-income citizens.

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Many states offer rental assistance programs supported by the state government. Moreover, citizens can apply for grants to be used to pay for rent too. Grants vary by state.

Section 8 housing vouchers allow tenants to choose housing that meets the Public Housing Authority (PHA) requirements. Section 8 is offered in every county, but there is often a long waiting list or the funding has already been disbursed. Many counties offer individual rental assistance services in lieu of PHA funding.

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