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How to Apply

Currently, our Public Housing and Section 8 waiting lists are closed to new applications.

Annually, the WHHA will review its existing waiting list in order to determine IF there is a need to replenish it with new applicants. Should the list be opened, the WHHA will publish a special website link on this page for interested persons to make application. Notification is also provided to our area community partners and published in the local newspapers.

We no longer accept nor distribute paper applications, unless a reasonable accommodation request applies. Required information will be listed on the website link that we will provide, along with eligibility requirements. While it's difficult to predict when a vacancy will occur, we approximate the public housing waiting period may extend anywhere from 6 to 12 months depending on the bedroom size needed.

Our Section 8 waiting list, has been closed indefinitely due to a high volume of applicants already waiting for assistance.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PUBLIC HOUSING?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals.

WHHA will determine 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 WHHA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be residents in good standing. The WHHA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other residents or on the public housing community's environment.

Housing Authorities use income limits developed by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD").  HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one housing authority NOT at another. The housing authority serving your community can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size, or you can also find the income limits here on the internet.

To view our Public Housing communities, please click on communities for map and locations.