Public Housing Programs

Types of Housing

Public housing comes in all sizes and types.  Some apartments are for families and others for the elderly or disabled.  Public housing residents pay 30% - 32% of their total income toward rent. 

There are several factors that determine if someone is eligible for public housing or not.  Your income, criminal history, immigration status, and past rental history are all considered.

The MHA’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) details eligibility requirements and is based on state and federal regulations.

There are several programs that fall under the public housing umbrella.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Housing:  If you are interested in MHA housing and require a wheelchair accessible unit, check the box to the right of the question, “Is any member of your household in a wheelchair?” These units are equipped with a roll-under stove and sink, and a wheelchair accessible bathroom. 
  • Family Housing:  Anyone can apply for family public housing. Bedroom sizes range from one to five-bedroom units.
  • Elderly/Disabled Housing:  Eligibility for elderly/disabled housing differs based on whether they are funded by the State or by the Federal government.  Applicants for state-funded developments must be at least 60 years old and/or disabled. Applicants for federally funded developments must be at least 62 years old and/or disabled.