How to Save Money on Housing with Government Programs

According to government officials, the lack of affordable housing has reached a crisis stage. The statistics bear this out. A McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report says a third of all urban dwellers could face “housing insecurity” by 2025. That’s 1.6 billion people worldwide who could struggle to find decent housing.

With numbers like these, many governments are beefing up current housing programs and funding new ones.

In this section, we discuss some of these programs. You’ll find articles about home sharing, housing lotteries, free and low-cost homes, “age in place” programs for seniors, HUD housing, Section 8 housing and much more.

Bernie Sanders Talks Affordable Housing and a $2.5 Trillion Price Tag

It’s a lot of money, but who will pay for it and what will it achieve? Bernie reveals a few details… Read More


Recently hatched chicks symbolize how your nest egg could be wiped out by this Medicare myth. Don’t Let This Medicare Myth Wipe Out Your Retirement Nest Egg

What you don’t know about Medicare could cost you a small fortune. Learn how to protect your retirement dreams. Read More


Take a closer look at this surprising housing lottery fact. 7 Surprising Facts Anyone Entering a Housing Lottery Should Know

These housing lottery facts spotlight little-known secrets about this growing trend in housing. Millions have affordable new homes. Will you be next? Read More


PACE is an affordable housing alternative that lets seniors age in place at home. PACE: An Affordable Housing Alternative to Nursing Home Care

Discover the affordable housing alternative that lets seniors age in place and avoid expensive nursing homes. Read More


A renovated zombie property might be a good option for some folks looking to find an affordable home. Would You Live in a “Zombie Property?” These Might Tempt You…

With low prices and modern amenities, renovated “zombies” are becoming a favorite among bargain house hunters. Read More


Experts worry we could see a resurgence of zombie foreclosures if the housing market collapses. How Zombie Foreclosures Haunt Homeowners

The number of zombie foreclosures reached an all-time high during the Great Recession. Could they make a comeback if the latest housing bubble pops? Read More


Win an affordable housing lottery and you'll save money on housing. Affordable Housing Lottery: 7 Tips for Winning Your New Home

Winning an affordable housing lottery is a daunting task. But these tips give you a leg up over the competition. Read More


Winning a housing lottery can be well worth the time and effort. Want to Win a Housing Lottery? Check out this Q&A Guide

You might be surprised how you could turn a housing lottery into a bargain-priced home. Read More


Rent control in Oregon is now the law of the land. But will tenants really benefit? Rent Control in Oregon Signed into Law—Will Renters Benefit?

For some, rent control in Oregon seems like a good idea. But is it really? Will renters benefit and if so, for how long? Read More


Some mansions are now cheap homes for rent in Vancouver. Mansions Now Among the Best Cheap Homes for Rent in Vancouver

Beer budget but champagne tastes? Not to worry — new tax laws mean some lucky folks can now afford to rent luxury homes! Read More