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The Federal Government and most states have programs that help pay for housing for older people with low or moderate incomes.

Usually you have to fill out an application, and there may be a waiting list. Some of these housing programs also offer help with meals and other activities like housekeeping, shopping, and doing the laundry. Residents usually live in their own apartments in the complex. Usually a Federal or State agency will review your monthly income and expenses to see if you are eligible for this type of housing. Rent payments are usually a percentage of your income.

The Eldercare Locator website provides information to help you find out what programs are available in your area. You can also call their toll-free number at 1-800-677-1116.

To get more information on finding low-income housing, look at the Department of Housing and Urban Development website.

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