Public Housing2021-04-20T02:03:11+00:00
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The Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County (HACPFC) and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and have partnered to provide affordable housing for individuals and families. HUD provides rental subsidy for Public Housing units owned and managed by HACPFC. These units are located throughout the City of Pasco and vary in size from one to six-bedrooms and are found in single family dwellings, duplexes, four-plexes, row housing and a six-story high rise. In most cases, tenants pay no more than 30% of their household’s monthly income for rent and utilities.

How do I Apply?2021-04-22T00:01:39+00:00

In order for an application to be placed on the appropriate wait list, the applicant is required to provide:

  • Photo Identification (ID) for All Adults (examples of picture ID include: State issued driver’s license or ID card, passport, etc.)
  • Birth Certificates for all household members
  • Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Immigration Card for all household members (if applicable)
  • Verification of Income and/or Employment for all household members
  • Bank Account Verification for all household members
  • Vehicle registration(s) for all household members

Interested parties may obtain application forms at HACPFC’s administration office during regular business hours or the application may be downloaded from our Forms page.

Applications must be filled out completely in order to be accepted by HACPFC for processing. Where it is medically or geographically impossible for the applicant to submit an application in person, HACPFC will accept applications received via U.S. Mail (or other delivery service such as UPS or FedEx) or through the assistance of another agency.

Apply Online – Application Portal

Wait List

To find your placement on the Wait List please call (501) 404-4133. An automated response will ask for both your Social Security number and your birth date.

You may only apply for HACPFC properties on the open wait list. A complete written application must be submitted for each property where you would like to live. You must meet qualifications for the apartment including income limits.

When your name is chosen, you will receive an Intake Packet to complete so we can confirm that you qualify for the apartment. HACPFC has the right to screen tenants. We will check records including past landlord references and criminal records.

Priority

Some people may be given a preference or priority over other applicants. For example, a person in a wheelchair may go ahead of someone else if a wheelchair accessible unit is available. Housing Authorities are permitted to establish local preferences to give priority to applicants that meet the preference criteria. HUD specifically authorizes and places restrictions on certain types of local preferences. Any local preferences established must be consistent with the annual plan and the consolidated plan, and must be based on local housing needs and priorities that can be documented by generally accepted data sources [24 CFR 960.206(a)].

To apply for senior housing, you must be at least 62 years old.

Our special needs housing is for people with chronic mental illness and/or physical disabilities.

Residents

Once you are in our housing, staff will conduct a review each year to determine how much your rent will be for the next year. Your rent is based on your income and certain deductions. If you report a change in your income or deductions during the year, your rent may be adjusted so that you pay the same percentage of your income for rent.

The only reason you can be evicted from HACPFC owned and managed subsidized housing is if you violate the lease or program rules. As long as you follow the terms of the lease, you can stay in your housing. If you are evicted from VHA owned and managed subsidized housing, you lose your subsidy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible?2021-02-23T01:47:49+00:00

Anyone is welcome to apply. Public Housing is limited to extremely low-income families and individuals. HACPFC determines each applicant’s eligibility based upon several factors, including the following:

Income

Applicants must have an annual household income at or below the extremely low- income limits – 30% of Area Median Income (AMI) for the Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

FY 2020 Income Limits – Franklin County
Extremely Low-Income (30% of AMI)

Franklin County
Area Median Income: $77,500
Family Size 2020 Income Limit Category
Extremely
Low-Income
(30% of AMI)
Very
Low-Income
(50% of AMI)
Low-Income
(80% of AMI)
1 16,300 27,150 43,400
2 18,600 31,000 49,600
3 21,720 34,900 55,800
4 26,200 38,750 62,000
5 30,680 41,850 67,000
6 35,160 44,950 71,950
7 39,640 48,050 76,900
8 44,120 51,150 81,850

 
Assets:  Money, property, and other goods having value are taken into account when income is calculated. Income created from assets is included the determination of eligibility, but the actual value of the assets is not. For example, if an applicant has money in a savings account, that money will not be added to the applicant’s income. However, if the applicant earns interest from the money in that savings account, the interest will be considered part of the applicant’s annual income.

Debt owed to HACPFC or other housing provider

HACPFC will deny the application of an individual/family who owes money to HACPFC, another housing authority, landlord, or other housing provider. This denial will remain in place until the applicant can prove that the debt has been paid in full.

What about my Immigration Status?2021-02-23T01:48:51+00:00

Applicants are not required to be citizens of the United States but their application will not be accepted unless at least one family member included on the application is a citizen, or has eligible immigration status.

Do you look at criminal history?2021-02-23T01:49:43+00:00

When an application nears the top of a wait list, HACPFC runs a criminal history check for each Public Housing applicant and every household member over the age of 18. If the criminal history check indicates that the applicant, or any member(s) of the household, may not be a suitable resident, the application may be denied. Applicants are automatically denied for certain crimes including, but not limited to:

  • Current use or recent convictions involving illegal drugs;
  • Methamphetamine production on or off housing authority property;
  • Sexual offenses requiring sex offender registration;
  • A pattern of alcohol abuse with disruptive and/or criminal behavior;
  • Any crimes that indicate habitual criminal behavior.

While a criminal record will not automatically exclude an applicant from  consideration, it is an important criteria. In determining eligibility, HACPFC will consider an applicant’s arrest record, but place greater emphasis on actual convictions.

What are your preferences?2021-02-23T01:50:58+00:00

Housing Authorities are permitted to establish local preferences to give priority to applicants that meet the preference criteria. HUD specifically authorizes and places restrictions on certain types of local preferences. Any local preferences established must be consistent with the annual plan and the consolidated plan, and must be based on local housing needs and priorities that can be documented by generally accepted data sources [24 CFR 960.206(a)].

HACPFC will use the following local preferences:

Elderly or Disabled

Elderly family. A family whose head, cohead, spouse, or sole member is a  person who is at least 62 years of age; two or more persons who are at least 62  years of age living together; or one or more persons who are at least 62 years of  age living with one or more live-in aides.

Disabled family. A family whose head, cohead, spouse, or sole member is a person with disabilities; two or more persons with disabilities living together; or one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in aides.

Working Families

In order to bring higher income families into Public Housing, HACPFC has established a preference for working families, where the head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is employed at least 20 hours per week for at least ninety (90) days.  HUD requires that families where the head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference [24 CFR 960.206(b)(2)].

Veteran Status

HACPFC also employs an admission preference for applicants who are veterans of United States military service who have been discharged or released, other than dishonorably, or are the unmarried spouse of a service person killed while in the active service military of the United States.

What are your Public Housing Policies?2021-04-21T23:07:20+00:00

Policies of the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County are reviewed and adopted by its Board of Commissioners.

The policies shown on our Forms page are ones most frequently requested:

  • Public Housing Admissions and Occupancy Policy 
  • Smoke-Free Policy
  • Pet Policy and Agreement | ACOP Pet Policy 
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