How to Find Affordable Housing

Finance experts generally recommend that you spend no more than 30% of your monthly income on housing. That can seem tough, especially if you live in a city with high rents. Good news, though: Many people do find affordable housing when they never expected to. The process starts with knowing your deal breakers. What do you require, and what can you live without?

Create a Reply Template

It can be time-consuming to find a rental. Develop a generic template that you can use for your replies to apartment and roommate ads. Include information such as your preferred move-in date, what you are looking for in housing and in a roommate, and explain a bit about yourself. You can always adjust each reply as needed.