Find out the median income level for your county or metropolitan area. You can find this information online at huduser.org or visit or call your local library for assistance.
Add up your entire family's total annual gross income based on recent tax statements or W2 forms provided by employers.
Compare the total amount of your family's annual gross income with the median income level for your county or metropolitan area. If your family's total income does not exceed 50 percent of the median income level, you may be eligible for assistance.
Call your local Public Housing Agency to make an appointment if you meet the qualifications above. Be ready to answer questions about your family income, assets and the number of people in your family so PHA can verify this information with your employer and bank.
Things You Will Need
- Recent income-tax statements
- W2 employment forms
- You must be a United States citizen or a non-citizen with eligible immigration status to receive rental assistance.
- Bring your most recent income-tax statements, checking account statements and the contact information for your employer when you meet with the PHA to keep the application and qualifying process moving along as quickly as possible.