Applicants and tenants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for housing assistance:
- The family must report the annual income of family members, including assets.
- The family's annual income must not exceed program income limits.
- All information reported by the family is subject to verification.
- Applicants must disclose social security numbers for all family
members and provide proof of the numbers reported.
- An applicant must agree to pay the rent required by the program.
- The unit for which the family is applying must be the family's only residence.
- Only US citizens or eligible non-citizens may receive assistance.
- Multifamily housing programs may establish additional occupancy restrictions.
To apply to live in a HUD-subsidized property, a family must complete
a pre-application. Pre-applications are placed in a computer generated
lottery and the randomly selected pre-applicants will be placed on the
When applicants approach the top of the wait list they must complete
an application and certify that the information supplied is correct.
Examples of the types of information that an application requests are:
- Basic characteristics, such as name, gender and age of all family members
- Current address and telephone number
- Annual income, sources of income, assets of the family, and certain types of expenses
- Citizenship status of all family members
- Screening information, such as prior landlords, credit history, drug and criminal history
Management will review the application and determine whether the
family meets the eligibility and allowable screening criteria for the
property. Management will then conduct an applicant interview to
determine if any information on the family's application has changed,
and inform the applicant of the screening criteria for occupancy.
Total Annual Income Limits for Multifamily Program
|Number of persons in household
|Maximum Eligibility Income Limit
Submission of a pre-application is not a guarantee of a spot on the wait list.
Due to the high level of interest in the Multifamily Program we will use
a random lottery system to select names from all pre-applications
submitted and those selected pre-applications will be placed on the wait
list. The time and date of receipt of the pre-application during the
wait list opening has no bearing on whether an application will be
selected. There is no need or advantage to apply immediately after the
wait list opens. In fact, those who do may experience slower response
times from the on-line systems. Families will be listed on the wait list
in the order determined by their selection in the random lottery.
Applicants should note there is never a fee to apply.
How Do I Apply?
Persons wishing to apply for the Multifamily Program must
complete an on-line pre-application when the wait list is open. The
on-line pre-application is available in both English and Spanish.
Printed pre-applications will not be available.
The pre-application contains questions designed to obtain information
about the names, social security numbers and birth dates of members of
the household, household total income, and such basic contact
information as a mailing address, phone number, and email address (if
you have one). Each household may apply only once. Duplicate or incomplete pre-applications will not be accepted. Pre-applications may be completed anywhere internet access is available.
Pre-applications may be submitted at any time that the wait list is
open. Applicants will receive a confirmation after successfully
submitting their application. Important note: You should write down
the confirmation number, print the confirmation screen, or take a
picture of the screen with your cell phone. This confirmation number may be used to track your pre-application and check on your status after the wait list has closed.
How Will I Know If I Have Been Selected By The Lottery?
After a wait list closes the random lottery will be processed within a period of 14 days. You may go to the Application Checker to find out if your pre-application was selected. To check your
status you will need either your Social Security Number or Confirmation
Number AND Date of Birth. You will then be informed if you have been
selected by the random lottery. Those families whose applications have
been selected during the lottery
will also receive a letter stating the number they have been assigned.
If you are not selected, or if we are not currently accepting pre-applications for the Multifamily Program, please visit our resources page to learn about other housing options.
How Do I Report Household Changes?
The Applicant Portal is only available to persons who have been selected and placed on a wait list. The Applicant Portal will be used to check your number on the wait
list and update your mailing address, phone number and email address. It
is important that this information is current and updated. Changes
must be reported within 10 days. Please set up your account on the
Applicant Portal to report such changes.
When Will I Be Housed?
When a family approaches the top of the wait list, a full application
must be completed. A formal in-person interview will be conducted and
the various verifications required to determine eligibility are
requested. After the application process is complete and all
information is verified, the family's final eligibility is determined.
To learn more about the Multifamily Program please click here.