Eligilibility

Housing Eligilibility

Greene Metro Housing

There are five eligibility requirements for admission to these programs;

  1. housing eligibilityQualifies as a family
  2. Has income within the income limits
  3. Meets citizenship/eligible immigrant criteria
  4. Provides documentation of Social Security numbers
  5. Signs consent authorization documents

In addition to the eligibility criteria, families must also meet the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority screening criteria in order to be admitted to these programs.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A family with or without children. Such a family is defined as a group of people related by blood, marriage, adoption or affinity that live together in a stable family relationship.

  • Children temporarily absent from the home due to placement in foster care are considered family members.
  • Unborn children and children in the process of being adopted are considered family members for the purpose of determining bedroom size but are not considered family members for determining income limit.

2. An elderly family, which is:

  • A family whose head, spouse, or sole members is a person who is at least 62 years of age.
  • Two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together; or
  • One or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more live-in aides.

3. A near-elderly family, which is:

  • A family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 50 years of age, but below the age of 62;
  • Two or more persons, who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62, living together; or
  • One or more persons, who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62, living with one or more live-in aides,

4. A disabled family, which is:

  • A family whose head, spouse or sole member is a person with disabilities
  • Two or more persons with disabilities living together; or
  • One or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in aides
  • For purposes of qualifying for low-income housing, does not include a person whose disability is based solely on any drug or alcohol dependence.

5. A displaced family, which is:

  • a family in which each member, or
  • whose sole member, has been displaced by governmental action, or
  • whose dwelling has been extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster declared or
  • otherwise formally recognized pursuant to Federal disaster relief laws.

6. A remaining member of a tenant family.

7. A single person who is not an elderly or displaced person, or a person with disabilities will always be at the bottom of the waiting list and should not expect to be offered housing.

  • GHMA does not have any one-bedroom family units. Therefore, a single person who is not elderly, near elderly, disabled, or handicapped will not qualify for Public Housing, Section 8, or YS Village Greene.