Public Housing Eligibility

The NBHA is responsible for ensuring that every individual and family admitted to the public housing program meets all program eligibility requirements. This includes any individual approved to join the family after the family has been admitted to the program. The family must provide any information needed by the NBHA to confirm eligibility and determine the level of the family’s assistance.

To be eligible for the public housing program the Applicant Family Must:
 Qualify as a family as defined by HUD and the NBHA.
 Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits.
 Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status of family members.
 Provide social security number information for every family member as required.
 Consent to the NBHA’s collection and use of family information as provided for in NBHA-provided consent forms.

The NBHA must determine that the current, or past behavior of household members does not include activities that are prohibited by HUD or the NBHA.