How is eligibility for Public Housing determined?

Eligibility for Public Housing is based on several factors. To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have eligible immigration status. Applicants must also be at or below the income guideline for the Public Housing Authority’s (PHA) jurisdiction. Applicants are also screened for criminal history prior to admission to the Public Housing program. Applicants must provide proper documentation to verify eligibility requirements as requested by the PHA. These documents will include, but are not limited to:

  • Birth certificates
  • Landlord references
  • Social Security cards
  • Verification of all forms of household income and verification of assets

The Housing Authority will notify you when your determination of eligibility is completed.

After you have been determined eligible for Public Housing, you will be assigned to a unit which matches the number of bedrooms required for your family. The time between when you are determined eligible and when you move in depends on when a vacant unit can be readied for move in.

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1. What happens after I apply for Public Housing?
2. How is eligibility for Public Housing determined?
3. How much will my rent be?
4. Will I be required to pay a security deposit?