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What To Do After Applying For Public Housing?

1. Check Your Waiting List Status

Generally, it takes local offices several weeks to process your application. If the applicant is placed on the waiting list, the order may depend on the time and date of application, or simply by lottery. If not, the offices will inform the applicant of the reasons by mail. Even eligible applicants can be denied due to the lack of resources.

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2. Stay In Contact With The Housing Office

Record your position on the waiting list and keep an eye on the list to estimate your wait time and respond quickly to possible changes.

3. Get Prepared For The Eligibility Interview

Once you have reached the top of a waiting list, the authority may require all members of the household, or just the applicant to take an in-person interview. Get well prepared for it to gain eligibility.

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4. Move Into An Unit

Unlike Section 8, the Low Income Housing Program participants will not receive a voucher. Instead, they move into an offered unit approved by the housing authority. Every 2 years, the authority would check if the gross income of the household is less than 120% of the AMI. When the tenants fail to meet the income requirements, they should pay for the amount received from HUD for this unit.

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