Public Housing will determine your eligibility based on the following criteria:
Eligibility for Admission
Please read the information below before submitting your online application.
To be eligible for participation, an applicant must meet Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) criteria, as well as any permissible additional criteria established by the Housing Authority (HA).
HUD eligibility criteria are as follows:
Other Criteria for Admission:
The HA does not accept phone calls in place of written notices; if no contact is made in writing, the applicant will have to reapply.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2005 Notification:
VAWA prohibits public housing agencies (PHAs) from denying public housing or a housing choice voucher assistance because an applicant has been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, provided that such person is otherwise qualified for admission/participation. VAWA also prohibits private landlords accepting housing vouchers from refusing to rent to an individual because the person is a victim.
VAWA ensures that victims of abuse in public housing or subsidized housing will not risk homelessness when they seek assistance to end a violent relationship.
The PHA or subsidized landlords can request proof that the applicant/tenant is a victim. The victim has 14 business days to provide documentation of proof.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking and are seeking assistance, contact Noah Project at (800) 444-3551, (325) 672-6626 or visit their website at NoahProject.org. You may also contact the Regional Crime Victim Crisis Center through the 24/7 Victim Assistance Hotline at (325) 677-7895 or visit their website at RegionalCrime.org. In addition, the Texas crime Victim Clearinghouse can be reached at 1-800-848-4284 or TDCJ.Texas.gov.
If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact the housing authority by phone at (325) 676-6385 or by mail to Abilene Housing Authority, 534 Cypress St., Suite 200, Abilene, TX 79601.