Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Public Housing
What is the difference between Public Housing, Section 8 and 202/8 Multifamily programs?
What income requirements do I have to meet in order to be determined eligible for assistance?
Can I have a criminal record?
Yes, but WHA has established guidelines to determine the eligibility of applicants who apply that may have a previous criminal record of three (3) years or more.
If I owe a debt to any assisted housing program, can I still apply?
Yes, but Applicants who owe money to WHA or any other housing authority will not be admitted to the program until their debt is paid in full.
Do you have to have children to apply for housing?
I am currently on the waiting list for another program. Can I still apply?
Is this assistance transferrable to another city or state?
If I don’t have any income, can I still apply for assistance?
If I don’t have my social security number, can I still apply for assistance?
What determines how many bedrooms I can get?
How long will it take for me to receive an offer letter for housing?
How much will my rent be?