Who can Qualify?
or not you qualify for housing assistance is based on
multiple factors, including your family's income, the
median income in your area, how much rent you're
paying, your assets, and the composition of your
family. The programs are limited to US citizens and
non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. As
a general rule, most programs require you make between
80 percent and 50 percent of the median income for
your county or city for your family size, to qualify.
The easiest way to determine if you are eligible is to
fill out an application. Remember, no one will EVER
charge a fee to apply for housing assistance.
What is housing assistance?
You will need to know the
names of all persons who will live in the unit, as well
as their date of birth and relationship to the family
head. You will also need an estimate of your income for
the next 12 months and any sources of income. Make a
list of the names and addresses of your employer and any
banks you use, as well as the name and phone number of
former landlords. The Agency will use this to verify the
information you provided and to check if you will be a
responsible tenant. Provide any documentation requested,
which may include birth certificates, naturalization
papers, tax returns or paycheck stubs.