CDA determines your eligibility based upon: 
  • Annual gross income
  • Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  • U.S. citizenship, or eligible immigration status
The CDA will also check your references, examine your credit history, and conduct a complete criminal background check to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. The CDA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment.
Reasons for denial may include, but are not limited, to:
  • State sex offender registration requirement
  • Previous eviction from federally subsidized housing
  • Illegal use of drugs
  • History of alcohol abuse that interferes with the right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by others
  • Drug-related criminal activity
  • Criminal activity
  • Inability to meet financial obligations, including rent
  • Eviction filings and judgments
  • Negative behavior and a record of disturbances to neighbors
  • Lease violations
  • Poor housekeeping habits
  • Debts to any federal Housing Authority
  • Owing money to a landlord
  • Failure to disclose Social Security numbers for all family members
  • Failure to sign required consent forms

Income Limits (effective 12/18/13)

Number of Occupants Income Limit
1 Person $44,750
2 Persons $51,550
3 Persons $57,550
4 Persons $63,900
5 Persons $69,000
6 Persons $74,750
7 Persons $79,250
8 Persons $84,350


How to Apply

Currently the CDA Public Housing program is ONLY taking applications for the following:
  • One-Bedroom disabled
  • One-Bedroom elderly (62 years of age or older)
  • One-Bedroom near-elderly (50 - 61 years of age)
  • One-Bedroom wheelchair accessible
  • Two-Bedroom wheelchair accessible
  • Five-Bedroom (family composition of 7 - 10 people)
For more information or to obtain an application, please call (608) 266-4675.


Last Updated: 08/29/2014


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