HUD Resources and Locator
Search for HUD field and regional offices, local PHAs, Multifamily and Public Housing locations, homeless coordinated entry system points of contacts, and USDA rural housing
Get Personalized Help with Your Search
Find a HUD-approved housing counselor in your area online or call 1-800-569-4287 to find a local housing counseling agency. The counselor may be from a non-profit organization approved to offer advice on housing assistance.
Search by Type of HUD Program
There are three main types of affordable rental housing that are supported by HUD:
- Privately owned, subsidized housing in which landlords are subsidized to offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly at the rental management office.
- Public Housing, which is state-owned, affordable rental houses or apartments for low-income families, people who are elderly, and people with disabilities. To apply, contact a public housing agencyin your state.
- Housing Choice Voucher Programin which you find a rental property yourself, and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To apply, contact a public housing agency in your state.
If you have trouble contacting your local public housing agency, contact your local HUD field office for help.
If you’re a landlord, learn how you can participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
HUD Help with Rent Payments
Contact the following agencies to find out if you qualify for help with your rent payments:
- Your state housing finance agency or your local public housing agency office may have information about aid programs administered by your state.
- Your local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office is an excellent resource for information about programs that help with rent, tenant rights in your state, housing counseling, and public housing.
- Contact your state human/social service agency:
- If you need immediate, emergency assistance
- To find out what other help may be available for you locally
Even if you are ineligible for benefits through these agencies, they may be able to provide referrals to community organizations that might offer help. You may also search for and contact community or nonprofit organizations in your area directly for help or referral information.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers the HUD-VASD for homeless veterans. It combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services.
The Eldercare Locator is a free service that can connect you with resources and programs designed to help seniors in your area.
Local Rural Development (RD) offices can help rural residents through the Rural Housing Service.