Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. An HA determines 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 HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. HAs will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment.
HAs use 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 or metropolitan area in which you choose to live.