Public Housing Eligibility

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals.  The Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:

          1) annual gross income;
          2) whether you qualify as elderly, 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.  Your application can be denied for any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment.

The Housing Authority uses income limits developed by HUD.  HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of the median income for the county.