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Public Housing FAQ’s


Who is eligible for Public Housing?

Elderly/disabled Developments:

A person must be at least 50 years of age for a studio apartment. Anyone 62 years of age or disabled may be eligible for a studio, a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment at an elderly/disabled development.

Family Developments:

All families or a single person at least 18 years of age may qualify for a family development

What are the income limits?

In order to be eligible for public housing, all applicants must meet HUD’s income guidelines. Final determination of income is reviewed once all third party verifications have been received. The income limits can be found on this link. HUD’s income guidelines are changed every fiscal year.

How much will I pay for rent?

Rent is calculated according to Federal Regulations, limiting payment to 30% of adjusted household income.

What if I am denied housing?

You will receive the reason for denial in writing. An informal conference can be requested within 14 days and a formal grievance hearing within 30 days for reconsideration

Can I choose where I live?

No. When your name reaches the top of the wait list you will be offered the next suitable apartment.

What happens if I refuse the apartment?

You are able to refuse the first unit offered to you and remain at the top of the wait list until another unit becomes available.  If you refuse a unit for a second time, you will be removed from the waiting list.

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