NOTE : The Public Housing Waiting List and the Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List are currently closed to new applicants.
AHA assigns one bedroom to two people based on the following guidelines:
- Separate bedrooms shall be allocated for persons of the opposite sex, other than adults who have a spousal relationship or children under the age of 6 years old.
- Foster children will be included in determining unit size only if they will live in the unit for more than 12 months.
- Space may be provided for a child who is away at school but who lives with the family during school recesses or breaks.
Circumstance may dictate a larger size than the Subsidy Standards permit when persons cannot share a bedroom because of an accommodation that has been requested, such as:
- Persons who cannot occupy a bedroom because of a verified medical or health reason. Verification must state that another bedroom is required.
- Elderly person or person with disabilities who may require a live-in attendant.
- Live-in attendants will generally be provided a separate bedroom. No additional bedrooms are provided for the attendantâ€™s family.
The AHA may deny or terminate program assistance for an applicant/participant for any of the following reasons:
- The family violates any family obligations;
- If any member of the family has ever been evicted from public housing;
- If the AHA has ever terminated assistance under the voucher program for any member of the family;
- If any member of the family participates in illegal drugs or violent crime activity;
- If any member of the family commits fraud, bribery or other corrupt or criminal acts in connection with any federal housing program;
- If the family currently owes money to AHA or another housing authority in connection with Section 8 or public housing assistance;
- If the family has not reimbursed AHA for amounts paid to an owner under a contract for rent, damages to the unit or other amounts owed by the family under the lease;
- If the family breaches an agreement with AHA to pay amounts owed to an HA or amounts paid to an under by an HA; or
- If the family engaged in or threatened abusive or violent behavior to the Housing Staff.
Please Note: The AHA will furnish new landlords with your current address, the name and address of the landlord at your current and prior address and your rental history, payments, damages and any history of drugs.
If your family includes a disabled person you may request a list of accessible units known to AHA.
If you receive a letter stating that your housing assistance is going to be terminated, you may request a hearing by submitting a written request within 10 days from the date or postmark of the letter.