Public Housing

Public (low-income) housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Public (low-income) housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. WHA determines eligibility based on:

  1. Annual gross income
  2. Local preferences (subject to change based on the agency’s Annual Plan)
  3. U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If a family is eligible, WHA will check criminal background and references to ensure that the family will be a good tenant. The Authority may deny admission to any applicant who may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the community’s environment.

In addition to subsidizing living units for various family sizes, WHA offers public (low-income) housing units that are specifically designated for seniors and adults with disabilities.