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Eligibility Requirements

There are five eligibility requirements for admission to public housing.

  1. Have an annual income at or below the income limits 
    The FY 2024 Income Limits for admission to the Greensboro Housing Authority Public Housing and Voucher Administration Programs published and effective are as follows:

    Guilford County, North Carolina
    FY 2024 Income Limit Area Medium Income FY 2024 Income Limit Category 1

    Guilford County

    $83,000 Very Low (50%) Income Limits $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
    Extremely Low Income Limits $17,450 $20,440 $25,820 $31,200 $36,580 $41,960 $47,340 $52,720
    Low (80%) Income Limits $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650
  2. Have at least one family member who is either a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant

    Citizenship/Eligible Immigrant Status: To be eligible, each member of the family must be a citizen, national, or a noncitizen who has eligible immigration status under one of the categories set forth in Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980 (see 42 U.S.C. 1436a(a)). A family shall not be eligible for assistance unless every member of the family residing in the unit is determined to have eligible status, with the exceptions noted below.

    A. Despite the ineligibility of one or more family members, a mixed family may be eligible for one of three types of assistance.
    B. A family without any eligible members and receiving assistance on June 19, 1995 may be eligible for temporary deferral of termination of assistance.
  3. Meet the definition of a family
    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.
    2. An elderly family is a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is at least 62 years of age.
    3. A near-elderly family is a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is at least 55 years of age but below the age of 62.
    4. A disabled family is a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person with disabilities.
    5. A displaced family 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 provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.
    7. A single person who is not an elderly or displaced person, a person without a disability, or the remaining member of a tenant family.
  4. Provide Social Security numbers for every family member age 6 or older or certify that they do not have Social Security number

    Documentation of Social Security Number: To be eligible, all family members (including children) must provide a Social Security number or certify that a family member, who is at least six years of age, has not been assigned a Social Security number.
  5. Signing Consent Forms: In order to be eligible, each member of the family who is at least 18 years of age, and each family head and spouse regardless of age, must sign one or more consent forms.

    In addition to the eligibility criteria, families must also meet GHA’s screening criteria in order to be admitted to public housing.  GHA will conduct criminal background checks on all adult household members including live-in aides. This check will be made through national, state or local law enforcement and court records. A check of the States lifetime sex offender registration program for each adult household member, including live-in aides must be made. No individual registered with this program will be admitted to public housing.
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  • Greensboro, NC 27401
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