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Eligibility for housing assistance is based on your family’s total annual gross income and family size. Housing assistance is limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. Your family income cannot exceed certain limits based on family size. The income limits are listed below.

We are responsible for admitting applicants who will be good neighbors, so we take the screening process seriously. In addition, there are other non-income related screening criteria that the District of Columbia Housing Authority uses to determine eligibility. Once your name reaches the top of a program waiting list, we will collect information about your family. Some of this information includes family income, past rental history, criminal activity, assets, and family composition. We will verify this information with other local agencies, your employer, bank, etc. This information is used to determine program eligibility and the amount of your housing assistance payment.

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Last modified: 12/22/2014 8:15:16 PM