How To Apply

Below you’ll find the various types of housing, basic eligibility and application criteria and the applications that need to be completed.

Applying For Federally Funded Housing

Federal Eligibility

To live in federal assisted elderly public housing, you must be at least 62 years old or disabled.

Rent Determination

The rent a public housing tenant pays is based on household income and whether the costs of utilities (electricity, heat, cooking fuel) are included

Applying For State Aided Public Housing

State Eligibility

To be eligible to live in state public housing a household must typically earn no more than 80 percent of the area median income. Income guidelines vary from year to year and region to region. To live in state assisted elderly public housing, you must be at least 60 years old. If you are a person with a disability, you must meet certain criteria to be eligible for state or federal housing for disabled persons.

 

How To Apply For State Public Housing

You must put your name on a waiting list by completing the application above and returning to our office. Applicants may put their name on more than one waiting list if they qualify for more than one program.

Waiting lists for public housing tend to be long. When your name comes to the top of the list, the housing authority will contact you. Be sure to notify a housing authority if you change your address while you are waiting for a public housing unit.

 

Rent Determination

The rent a public housing tenant pays is based on household income and whether the costs of utilities (electricity, heat, cooking fuel) are included

Applying For Emergency State Housing

State Public Housing Preferences

The following are among the persons given preference for public housing units over other applicants:

  • Persons who are homeless due to natural disasters
  • Persons who are homeless due to public action
  • Persons with emergency needs (such as domestic violence victims, persons with medical emergencies, or homeless persons facing an immediate threat to their health and safety)
  • There are also preferences for veterans and local residents.

 

How To Apply For Emergency State Housing

f you are eligible for one of the priority categories above then please complete an emergency application. You must also complete a standard application in addition to the emergency application.

In order to apply for Emergency Housing, you must fill out and provide documents specific to the priority you are requesting as described on the Checklist of Required Verification Documents for Priority Status.  You will also need to provide other documents that the LHA needs to determine your eligibility for Emergency Case Status as well as for the program(s) for which you have applied. Your Emergency Application will not be processed until you have provided everything required. A complete application will contain:

  1. Standard Application for State-Aided Housing with required verification  attached.
  2. Emergency Application for State-Aided Housing with required verification attached.
  3. Verification of income and assets for all household members (for example,  last ten (10) weeks pay stubs, letter from Dept. of Transitional Assistance, Bank statements).
  4. Family Housing- proof of children’s ages.
  5. Elderly/Handicapped Housing – proof of age or handicap (handicapped status must be verified on form).
  6. Declaration of Residency and Authorization to Release Information.

You may submit your Emergency Application now or at a later time when you believe that your circumstances meet the Emergency Case criteria.  When your application is complete, the Housing Authority will notify you. If you decide that you do not want to apply for Emergency Case Status now, you do not need to submit anything further at this time.

 

Rent Determination

The rent a public housing tenant pays is based on household income and whether the costs of utilities (electricity, heat, cooking fuel) are included