Rent allowance, also known as housing assistance, is a government program that provides financial support to individuals or families with low incomes, helping them afford rental housing. The amount is determined based on factors like income, family size, and local rental market conditions.
Eligibility for rent allowance is generally income-based. Individuals or families with incomes below specified thresholds, and sometimes specific groups like seniors and people with disabilities, may qualify.
The application process often requires documents such as pay stubs, tax returns, and proof of residency. The specific documentation may vary depending on the program.