How old do you have to be to apply?


Generally, applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply.

However, there are waiting list openings and affordable housing communities that are specifically for elderly - ages 61 and older - or near-elderly - ages 50 to 61 - households. In that instance, the head of household or co-head must meet the minimum age requirements of 62 or older for housing assistance for the elderly and 50-61 for programs serving the near-elderly.

More Housing Assistance Eligibility 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?
  • Do I qualify with a criminal record?