Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Our public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family homes to two story apartments to house a single individual or a large family. The Anderson Housing Authority currently operates 84 apartments at two housing sites and 52 single family homes scattered throughout the city of Anderson, IN

Who Is Eligible?
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The Anderson Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. HAs will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or the surronding neighborhood and environment.

Does My Income Qualify?
The AHA use income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one HA but not at another. The Anderson Housing Authority can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size, or you can also find the income limits here on the internet.

How is Rent Determined?
Your rent, which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) in this program, would be based on your family's anticipated gross annual income less deductions, if any. HUD regulations allow HAs to exclude from annual income the following allowances: $480 for each dependent; $400 for any elderly family, or a person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with disabilities. Based on your application, the HA representative will determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your annual income. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older.

How Do I Apply?
Please visit Anderson Housing Auhtority, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to apply.