Public Housing Assistance
What is the Public Housing program?
Public Housing is a federally funded program for low income families. Pleasant Heights is an apartment complex with 150 units consisting of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units.
Rent is based on 30% of the annual adjusted gross income and family composition guidelines. Residents are required to pay rent to the St. Joseph Housing Authority and keep each unit in a safe, decent, and sanitary condition. A dwelling lease is signed on each unit, and all requirements must be met in order to continue living in low income housing
Who is eligible for the Public Housing program?
The Housing Authority wants to lease houses/apartments to families who will take care of the property, and maintain a good relationship with other families in the neighborhood. In order to select the best family possible for each house, the St. Joseph Housing Authority has established selection criteria that includes evaluating previous rental history concerning rent payment and damage, and previous criminal records concerning violent and drug related activity
How to apply for the Public Housing program?
You must come into the office to pick up an application or print one off of the website provided here. After obtaining an application you must call Pleasant Heights to set up an appointment to return the completed application and any documents required to process your application. The top page of the application tells you what documents you will need to bring with you to the appointment.
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