I have written much on subsidized housing on this forum. This is search result of my posts
I really not trying to blow my own horn but I do not want to repeat myself, because I annoy myself and others.
My main points in my posts are:
1. Find a walkable neighborhood with basic shopping and good public transit.
2. I think High Rises are a better value for construction and security.
3. Regardless what people say about waiting list--it is people business and if you make a good impression, many rules are bent and you will be put ahead on many lists.
4. There are many types of housing from faith base to public housing to new developments that are required to provide subsidized housing because of government incentives.
5. Not all housing is old, some are very new and modern.
6. There are many other programs other than Sec. 8 depending on States, programs and organizations.
7. Remember you can always change housing locations, depending on demand.
8. If you are willing and able to do research and we do have the tools with the internet, you can find many more options.
9. Do not believe always the first answer you get from any individual person or agency, government or private. Verify, verity and verify. Many people are busy/overworked and want you off the phone. Some people are just not informed correctly on fast changing regulations. Some people are just stupid and lazy.
10. Sometimes a personal visit works wonder. Dress and Behave appropriately. Show that you will be an excellent tenant.
11. Do not lie about assets.
12. Do disclose your disabilities
13. Do minimize pets but none is much better.
14. Sometimes you have to move to a city to be eligible officially or unofficially for their subsidized programs.
I think one of the best sites to find low income housing and applicable subsidies is Search Affordable Housing and Apartments
Good Luck and do not let anyone embarrass you about your minimum resources and disabilities.