If you search on (your city and state) and Public Housing Authority, you will likely find the contact number for your area.
There are also social service organizations that will know the services available in your area, and may even be able to give you a directory. Usually United Way is often a participant in the creation of such a directory (if one exists) so it's usually the first place I call when I'm looking for community resources.
There may be many programs in your area that you qualify for. If you can find the major social service provider in your area, you can call to speak with someone who can link you with those services.
Make sure you compare rents in your area, because income-qualified doesn't necessarily mean most-affordable (and isn't synonomous with Section 8). For example, my husband and I (we're both on SSDI disability) qualify for some income-qualified housing (but not for Section 8). In our our area, the standard for income-qualified (Section 8 may be different) is 30% of all income. In our area, it's possible to find nice (nothing fancy) apartments for considerably less than 30% of our income.
Last edited by kaplods; 08-04-2009 at 07:24 PM.