• What is the Public Housing Program?
Rent is income-based and will be determined at the time that you are selected from the waiting list. Reasonable utilities allowances are included in the rent. However, any excess utility usage above the reasonable utility allowances is payable by the residents.
The housing authority requires a rental deposit of $200.00 for non-elderly individuals or families and $150.00 for an elderly individual or family (defined as age 62 and above.) The full deposit is required prior to lease signing.
Should a family wish to apply for more than one site, simply check the appropriate box on the online application form.
Once your name reaches the top of either waiting list, you will be asked to provide additional information such as, birth certificates and social security cards for each member of the applicant household, written verification of all household income, non-certified copies of criminal reports for all family members age 18 or older from any county they have resided in or been arrested in within the past three years.
You will receive a letter indicating that you have been placed on the waiting list.
This letter does not guarantee that you will be housed, but merely acknowledges that your application has been accepted and placed on the waiting list pending further verification.
a. The Section 8 waiting list is available in the Self-Service Resource Center rack at the Central Office during office hours or on the website.
b. The public housing waiting list can be viewed during normal office hours at the site office(s) where application was made or on the website.
• What happens if any of my information changes after my application has been submitted and I am placed on the waiting list?
The Public Housing applicant must visit the website to update any information that has changed
No applicant updates will be taken over the telephone.
Failure to report any changes may cause your application to be purged from the waiting list and will require you to re-apply for Public Housing or Section 8 assistance. This will delay your possibility of being offered housing or assistance.