Where I live, there's a program called Section 8 (which is what I used when I was a young single mom). I have heard at present, there is no funding. Anyways, I just had to go to the Housing office, fill out paperwork, and was placed on a 2 1/2 year waiting list!!!!! I was soooo upset because I needed housing YESTERDAY.....with the Grace of God, the waiting list virtually disappeared and I became eligible in only a few weeks!!!
There are also apartment communities (low income housing) that are really nice and only people who make under a certain amount of money are eligible to live there. Rent is based on income. You should be able to find a place like this in an apartment guide. Look through the yellow pages...low income housing, Section 8, state assistance, social programs, etc. Once your friend gest hooked up with one organization, that organization should be able to offer many referrals for a multitude of assistance.
at 2:44 AM on Jan. 30, 2010