Determining if you qualify for subsidized housing through one of BHA’s housing programs is fairly simple. The biggest factor involves household income, but we also consider whether you qualify as a family, a senior or a person with a qualifying disability. At least one family member must be a citizen, national, or noncitizen with eligible immigration status in order for the family to qualify for any level of assistance. The chart below lists the income levels based on household size.
HUD gives a priority to families in the extremely low category requiring BHA to offer 75% of new vouchers being issued to the lowest income families. Income eligibility is determined at the time the voucher is offered, not at the time a family is placed on the waitlist.
During the formal application stage, applicants will be required to present documents that verifyincome, employment, household composition, and will also be required to submit to a criminal background screening. Participants must be 18 or an emancipated adult to be eligible for assistance.
Eligible families will receive a voucher to begin searching for housing. Generally, families will pay no less than 30% and no more than 40% of their adjusted monthly income toward their rent and utility share. BHA pays the remaining amount to the property owner on the family's behalf.