Being a single parent/mom can bring with it many challenges, both emotionally and economically.
A single mother's journey towards a permanent home?
Create a budget.
Be willing to look for help.
Sort out your credit.
Figure out what you need before you start looking.
Take advantage of first-time homebuyer programs.
Here is a limited list for your search!
Section 8 Housing
Section 8 housing, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher program, offers rental assistance to low-income residents. Receive a voucher as high as $2,000 per month to rent or buy property. Call toll-free for more information 800-225-5342.
The Operation HOPE Home Buyers Program
Operation HOPE has a program to help low-income home buyers. The main benefits are FDIC-approved loans, down payment assistance and first-time buying assistance. Apply by contacting the HOPE office in your city. For questions, call the center at (888) 388-4673.
Shelter Plus Care Program
Shelter Plus Care (S+C) provides rental assistance to disabled and homeless populations. There are four types of programs: tenant-based, sponsor-based, project-based and Section 8 moderate rehabilitation for single room occupancy (SRO). Contact the nearest HUD field office to apply or call 1-202-708-1112.
Habitat for Humanity Housing Solution
Habitat for Humanity has a program to help you build or repair affordable homes. To participate in the program, pay a small down payment and contribute sweat equity to build your home. Contact a nearby Habitat office if you are interested. Call 1-800-422-4828 for help.
HUD Homes for Sale
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a directory of economical homes for sale. Search for your property based on state, city and type of HUD Special Program.
Lady Storm Foundation, Inc
The Lady Storm Foundation, Inc provides temporary housing assistance to single mothers and their children. We assist in their search for temporary housing with a maximum stay dictated by funding. We aim to assist if and when we can. Call our office for more information.