Application Qualifications

To be qualified for admission to public housing an applicant must:

  • A) Be a family as defined in CHRC's Admission and Continued Occupancy policy (ACOP);
  • B) Meet the HUD requirements on citizenship or immigration status;
  • C) Have an Annual Income at the time of admission that does not exceed the income limits established by HUD;
  • D) Provide documentation of Social Security cards/numbers for all family members, or certify that they do not have Social Security numbers;
  • E) Meet or exceed the Applicant Selection Criteria, including attending and successfully completing a CHRC-approved pre-occupancy orientation session, if requested to do so;
  • F) Pay any money owed to CHRC or any other housing authority;
  • G) Not have had a lease terminated by PHA or subsidized housing in the past twelve (12) months;
  • H) Be able and willing to comply with the CHRC lease; and
  • I) Not have any family members engaged in any criminal activity that threatens the life, health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents, and not have any family members engaged in any drug-related criminal activity.

Application Instructions

Note: This is not a Section 8 application and cannot be used for the Housing Voucher program.

Please read carefully. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


  • A) Complete applications will be entered on the waiting list in the order received. The waiting list will then be processed in order according to unit type and size and admission preferences.
  • B) Each applicant who meets the above qualifications will receive one unit of the size and type needed. If the applicant accepts the offer, the applicant will be offered a lease. If the applicant refuses the offer without good cause, the application will be withdrawn from the waiting list and the applicant will not be permitted to re-apply for six (6) months.
  • C) Applicants with disabilities may seek assistance with the completion of the application at PHA’s Admissions and Occupancy Department, at the address above.
  • D) PHA will conduct a criminal record check on all applicants age eighteen (18) years and older.
  • E) Documents required with application:
  • 1. Birth Certificate for each family member in the household under eighteen (18) years of age.
  • 2. Social Security card for each family member to be in the household.
  • 3. Written verification of all income sources in the household (including food stamps).
  • 4. Drivers license or state issued identification for each family member in the household eighteen (18) years of age and over.
  • 5. If pregnant, we need a written statement from the doctor/health department verifying the due date.

All of the above documents must be included for the application to be processed.

Wait List

Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation’s waiting list is currently OPEN as of October 20, 2017.

Equal Housing Opportunity

Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, religion, familial status, disability, handicap or national origin in the leasing, rental or other disposition of housing.