I am looking for housing that is affordable. Who can help me?
As a policy advocacy organization, NLIHC is not able to provide direct assistance to people looking for affordable housing. However, there are places you can look for help.Every Member of Congress has a staff member whose job it is to assist the people they represent; that is, their constituents with issues such as the ones you are facing. This person should know the local community and how you can best go about finding the services you need.
To find your Member of Congress, enter your ZIP code in the "Contact Congress" box on the right side of this page. This will take you to a page with a list of lawmakers. Click on the name under "Representative" on the left side of the page. You will see a picture of your Representative, and above his or her picture will be a link that says "Contact." Click that link to get the phone number of the main district office. Another link will give you the numbers of additional district offices; call the one that is nearest to you. Ask for the person who handles constituent services. Explain your situation, and ask for suggestions on how to best access affordable housing in your district. The constituent caseworker should be able to point you in the right direction or suggest resources in your area.