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Do I qualify with a criminal record?

Answer

Having a criminal record may make it difficult for a person to receive housing, but it does not automatically disqualify them.

Read more about qualifying for affordable housing with a criminal record in our Housing for Persons with Criminal Records Guide here.

More FAQs from Low Income Households

  • The housing office I applied through told me I didn't qualify to receive assistance, and I don't know why. What could have made me ineligible?
  • Who qualifies for affordable housing assistance?
  • What has to be included in my household income?
  • Where can I apply?
  • How do I apply for affordable housing assistance?