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An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Preferences for Federal Housing Programs

  • Many federal housing providers have preferences to serve special populations, and people who meet these criteria move up the waiting list more quickly.
  • One of the most common preferences on affordable housing applications is for disabled applicants.
  • If there's an employment/working preference, disabled applicants also qualify for that preference.