Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I apply for Public Housing?
A. You can either print a copy of our application from our website or pick one up at either of our offices at 30 Washington Street or 466 Hunt Street. When completed attach required paperwork and either mail back to us or drop off at the office. Once received, you will be put on our Wait List.
Q. Once my name is placed on the Wait List, do I have to do anything else?
A. Yes. Each year, the Housing Authority conducts an update of our Public Housing waiting list, and you will need to complete an annual application update to stay on the list. If your update is not returned by the date requested, your application will be withdrawn from the Wait List. At any time, you may be requested to submit verification of the information you provided on your application forms. You should contact our office any time your information changes, particularly changes in address, phone number, income or household size.
Q. Can a person apply without immigration status?
A. At least one member of the household over 18 years of age must be a citizen.
Q. How long are you on the waiting list?
A. That depends on many factors such as how many people move out, go to a nursing home, pass away, etc.
Q. How much will I pay for rent?
A. Rent is calculated according to Federal Regulations, limiting payment to 30% of adjusted household income.