Senior/ Disabled Public Housing Program
WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING
Senior and disabled public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income seniors, and persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Senior disabled public housing is limited to low-income residents 62 or above or permanently disabled. The largest dwelling unit managed by the HATB is a one bedroom which has a maximum occupancy of 2 persons. The HATB determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, or a person with a disability; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the HATB will check your references to make sure you will be a good tenant. The HATB will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the buildings environment.
The HATB 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. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one HATB but not at another and vice versa. The HATB’s Income limits are listed below.
Single person- $46,300 2 persons-$ 52,900
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
The application must be completely filled out. The HATB needs to collect the following information to determine eligibility:
- Name of applicant, and date of birth, 2 person maximum;
- Your present address and telephone number;
- Current living circumstances (e.g., living in substandard housing)
- Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your suitability as a tenant;
- An estimate of your anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income;
- The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the HATB would need to verify your income and deductions.
After obtaining this information, a HATB representative will review your application in a timely manor and you will be notified of your current eligibility for the program.
WILL I NEED TO PRODUCE ANY DOCUMENTATION?
Yes, a HATB representative will request whatever documentation is needed (e.g., birth certificates, tax returns, Social Security award letter) to verify the information given on your application. The HATB requires direct verification from all income sources. You will be asked to sign a release of information document allowing the HATB to receive information from these sources.
WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
The HATB will provide written notification that your application was received. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, the HATB will contact you and notify you to meet with our tenant service coordinator.