As a single parent the biggest priority you have for your children is that they have a warm home to live in, a safe place to come back to after a long day at daycare or school, one they can laugh and play in while enjoying their childhood like children should.
As a single mother is can be hard to juggle childcare along with housework, work outside of the home or self employment and then finding time (if you can) at the end of it for yourself to relax and unwind after a long day.
Below we’ll be diving into all the housing assistance for single mothers who need a little help in that department. While temporarily it’s suitable to stay at family or friends but after a while you’ll want to move into your own property and give your child a stable home.
Before we begin remember that while these programs are extremely beneficial for those on low income remember your options can be limited by number of children, salary and location. Sometimes you may have to take a property that isn’t perfect or up to your highest expectations.
One of the biggest priorities for parents is that their child lives in an area that is safe first and foremost with little crime and has good schools and extra-curricular activities nearby. Often times low income housing is situated in high crime areas so this is something to keep an eye out for and avoid at all costs.
Partial Government Assistance
The easiest type of help to get is government assistance to cover the rest of your rent if your paycheck will only stretch so far. Check out what options are available to you on that front through the Department for Housing and and Urban Development government portal website. This is given on a first come first served basis where you’ll be put onto a waiting list.
Housing and Community Facilities Programs
Another option for partial government support is the Housing and Community Facilities Program. This is aimed at people who prefer to live in rural areas (perhaps to be near family) and need extra support on a low income. Check out their government website below for more details and to arrange an appointment and get things moving.
Home Buyers Program
One more choice for partial assistance for those coming up a little short on monthly rent costs is the Home Buyers Program which was set up way back in the 90s to help low income families find suitable homes .Again the best way to see what’s available to you is checking out their website.
Section 8 Housing Program
Last but by no means least in the partial support category is the Section 8 Housing Program, this is a unique initiative because it relies on vouchers which you can use to choose where you live. Keep in mind there is a long waiting list due to its popularity. Check out the government portal for more information on that scheme.