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How To Apply For Public Housing

Please print out an application or come to 500 East Russell Avenue, High Point, NC 27260. Applications are accepted on Wednesdays only from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Housing Eligibility Requirements for Public Housing

The HPHA conducts extensive screening of applicants prior to providing assistance, which includes, but not limited to, the following:  reviewing criminal records, sex offender registration, credit history, and landlord references, checking with probation officers, and local social service providers.  Applicable screenings will be conducted for all household members, 16 years of age or older.

The HPHA will admit residents to its low income developments, applicants who at the time of admission who, meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Who qualify as a family as defined by the HPHA in this policy
  2. Whose annual income does not exceed the applicable income limits for  admission as established by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
  3. Whose family composition conforms to the occupancy standards that are appropriate to the vacant unit
  4. Whose past performance in meeting financial obligations, especially rent, is satisfactory
  5. Who have no record of the disturbance of neighbors, destruction of property, living or housekeeping habits from prior residences that would adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of other residents or the community
  6. Who have no history of criminal activity involving crimes of physical violence to persons, property, or criminal acts that would adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of other residents of the community
  7. Who are not currently using illegal drugs or currently abusing alcohol. If the HPHA  determines that a person is illegally using a controlled substance or abuses alcohol in a way that may interfere with the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents
  8. Owes no prior debt to the Housing Authority or any other Federally Subsidized Housing Program
  9. No record of criminal activity or criminal activity involving drugs or drug-related activity within seven (7) years of the disposition date of the charge.
  10. Has not been evicted from any assisted housing in the past 3 years.
  11. Refer to Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy for other terms of denial.

Items to bring with you when you apply:

  • Birth certificates for all family members
  • Social security cards for all family members
  • Proof of income (check stubs)
  • Social security / (SSI) award letter (if applicable)
  • Picture identification for all adult members
  • Verification of veteran status (form DD214)  (if applicable)

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