I recently separated from my significant other, but we are both on the waiting list together. Can we receive assistance separately?

Answer

No, if you are both on the waiting list together, one of you must be taken off of the application.

In the event that a family breaks up, the housing authority has discretion to determine which members of the family would continue to receive assistance.

There are several factors that could determine who remains on the program, such as domestic/dating violence; stalking; the interest of minor children or of ill, elderly or disabled household members; and any additional considerations that may be identified by the housing authority.

Also, it is important that the household must still qualify for the income limit of the remaining household members. For example, if those remaining in the household earned the majority of the household's income, it is possible that they do not qualify for the newly designated income limit.

Contact the housing authority or apartment community you applied to for further assistance. You can use the search bar on the top of this page to search for housing authority or apartment community contact information.

More Waiting Lists FAQs from Low Income Households

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