The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program provides subsidized affordable apartment communities for elderly persons. These communities are owned by private management companies or an individual private owner. Program participants pay 30% of their net income for rent. You apply for a Section 202 apartment by submitting an application to the property’s management company or landlord. Applicants may apply nationwide, regardless of where they currently live. If the community does not have any available units, you will be placed on a waiting list.
Not all areas have properties that offer the Section 202 program, so check for properties in nearby cities and counties, as well.