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low income or income based apartments aubrees-mommy Due May 3; 1 child; Jasper, 443 posts
21st Feb '13

whats the difference really.. and do u have to make a certain amount to get either.

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
21st Feb '13

You can only make so much per year and based on your family s

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10774 posts
21st Feb '13

I think some low income have static rent costs, where income based is a sliding fee scale.



For low income you may need to make a certain amount, if the above is correct, not for income based.



A big issue that I see often is that the heating/cooling costs are often outrageous in many buildings with subpar structures. Electric costs of nearly $500 in the winter months are common in my apartment complex - not an easy bill to pay considering it's income based housing and MANY of the tenants are disabled and can't work.

March 2013 3 kids; Illinois 988 posts
21st Feb '13

low income is usually based on one set amount a month. its usually very low. income based means that each apartment would be paying a different amount depending on how much they make and other expenses. So basicly the same thing..but I don't know much about it other then that. if its something to consider there are usually websites online for different areas and it will help give a more detailed description.

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" You can only make so much per year and based on your family s"</blockquote>




Family size* I can only make 38K per year with 3 family members.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2384 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting jen black:" <blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" You can only make so much per year and based ... [snip!] ... per year and based on your family s"</blockquote> Family size* I can only make 38K per year with 3 family members."

dang that's way, way higher than here! I suppose you live in California too though, so the cost of living is outrageous!

aubrees-mommy Due May 3; 1 child; Jasper, 443 posts
21st Feb '13

right now my boyfriend is working at mcdonalds making 7.25 an hour and im not working atm so i was just tryin to look into finding an apartment because we need to move out of where we are. thank u all

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" dang that's way, way higher than here! I suppose you live in California too though, so the cost of living is outrageous!"</blockquote>




Yes I do live in Cali! It's ridiculous. Around 1,000 per month no utilities included for 1bdrm. I pay 900 for a 1 bdrm right now

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22820 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting aubrees-mommy:</b>" whats the difference really.. and do u have to make a certain amount to get either."</blockquote>




It's based on income,situation and availability. It varies depending on where you live.