Family Housing F.A.Q.
Who is eligible?
Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals.
A Housing Authority (HA) determination of your eligibility based upon: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants.
HA’s will deny admission to an applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have detrimental effect on other tenants or on the projects environment.
How is rent determined?
HUD regulations allow HA’s to exclude from annual income the following allowances: $480 for each dependant; $400 for any elderly family, or person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly parent or a person with disabilities.
Based on your application, the HA representative can determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your income.
Annual income is anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older.
What are Income Limits?