Federal Housing Programs

Affordable Housing (HUD)

The government gives funds directly to apartment owners, who lower the rents they charge low-income tenants. You can find low-rent apartments for senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as for families and individuals using this online database.

​You can contact your local Public Housing Authority (PHA) to get more information about low-rent housing, Section 8 housing, and housing choice vouchers.


Internet Essentials provides low-cost internet service, affordable computers and digital literacy training to households with children who qualify for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program.


  • Fast, home Internet service for just $9.95 a month + tax.
  • No price increases, activation or equipment rental fees while in the program.
  • A low-cost home computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax.
  • Free Internet training—in print, online and in person.

How to qualify:

  • Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  • Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

​How to apply:

  • Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application (Por aplicar en español, llame al 1-855-765-6995)
  • Comcast will mail you an application. Complete and return it, along with lunch program documents from your child’s school
  • Comcast will notify you by mail about the status of your application. Allow 7-10 days for a response