Housing assistance helps prevent homelessness by providing individuals and families in need with additional
resources to locate and afford housing.
The Low Income Home
Energy Assistance Program helps families with low incomes afford their home energy bills and
weather-related home repairs. States administer funds to families in need through local programs.
Eligibility criteria for the LIHEAP varies by state.
Section 8 Certificate Programs increases the
availability of affordable housing through vouchers that pay the difference between the contract rent and
the tenant's portion of the rent. This program increases access to safe and sanitary housing for families.
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program assists families with low and moderate incomes to
access adequate, modest, safe, and sanitary housing in rural areas. The program provides a 90% loan note
guarantee to pre-approved lenders.