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How To Apply For Public Housing

Please print out an application or come to 500 E. Russell Ave., High Point, NC 27260. Applications are accepted on Wednesdays only from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Applications for the elderly and disabled are accepted Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

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 applicants to Public Housing developments who meet all eligibility requirements:

  • Who meet the definition of family as defined by the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy
  • Whose annual income does not exceed the applicable income limits for  admission as established by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Whose family composition conforms to the occupancy standards that are appropriate to the vacant unit.
  • Whose past performance in meeting financial obligations, especially rent, is satisfactory.
  • Who have no record of 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.
  • Who have no history of criminal activity involving crimes of physical violence, property, or criminal acts with a disposition of guilty that would adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of other residents of the community.
  • Who are not currently using illegal drugs or currently abusing alcohol.
  • Owes no prior debt to a Housing Authority or any other Federally Subsidized Housing Program
  • No record of criminal activity or criminal activity with a disposition of guilty involving drugs or drug-related activity within seven (7) years of the disposition date of the charge.
  • Has not been evicted from any assisted housing in the past 3 years.

Refer to Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy for other eligibility requirements.

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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