Finding Housing While You’re Waiting for Disability Benefits

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits and are struggling to keep up with your bills, you may be worried about housing. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not offer housing or rent assistance.

If you’re worried about keeping a roof over your head while you can’t work because of your medical conditions, there’s still help available from the United States government. The best known is the Section 8 housing voucher program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

But, like Social Security Disability, the list for housing vouchers involves a long wait and is typically limited to families with children. Your best bet may be to go through your local public housing authority (PHA). Many PHAs make it a priority to provide housing to people with disabilities. HUD also has a “certain developments” voucher program and a “designated housing” voucher program. Both of these programs are available to people with disabilities.

You can apply for all of these programs through your local PHA.

Kittitas
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Phone: (509)962-9006
Fax: (509)962-3575
107 W 11th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Kennewick
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Phone: (509)586-8576
Fax: (509)582-7544
1915 W. 4th Place
Kennewick, WA 99336
HACPFC
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Phone: (509)547-3581
Fax: (509)547-4997
2505 West Lewis Street
Pasco, WA 99301
Sunnyside
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Phone: (509)837-5454
Fax: (509)837-4150
204 S 13th Street
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Walla Walla
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Phone: (509)527-4542
Fax: (509)527-4574
501 Cayuse Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Yakima Housing Authority
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Phone: (509)453-3106
Fax: (509)494-7080
810 N 6th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

In addition to the programs listed above, HUD also have several programs dedicated to providing long-term housing to you if you have a disability and would not otherwise have a home.

Other Financial Options While You Await Disability

The wait to win benefits can take some time so you may be forced to make difficult financial decisions while you wait for your benefits. Some options you may want to consider include:

  • Refinancing your home and/or mortgage payment;
  • Refinancing your total debts; or
  • Drawing on an equity line of credit while your claim is pending.

At Bothwell & Hamill, we know what you’re going through if you’re trying to win disability benefits. You may feel like all hope is lost, but it’s possible to win disability benefits and keep a roof over your head.

If you need to apply for benefits, or if you were denied and need to appeal, let our experienced disability attorneys help you get the benefits you need. Contact us today.