Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly persons. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 housing authorities.
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. A housing authority determines your eligibility based on:
- Annual gross income
- Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
- U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
If you are eligible, the housing authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good residents. Housing authorities will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other residents or on the neighborhood's environment.
At Lycoming Housing Authority we require a security deposit of $250 and monthly rent is based on your income (income qualifications apply). All of our public housing apartments include the following appliances; stove, range hood and refrigerator. All of our public housing locations have washer dryer hook-ups unless otherwise noted. Some have on site laundry facilities. Every one of our residents has access to our on site manager and 24 hour maintenance staff. As a resident of Lycoming Housing Authority you may have the opportunity to participate in training, recreation, social, and educational programs.