Multifamily Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. For preliminary eligibility, the applicant family must:
  • Have a head-of-household, spouse, or co-head who is at least 18 years of age.
  • Qualify as a family as defined by HUD and the CDA.
  • Have income at or below HUD-specified income limits.
  • Qualify on the basis of citizenship or the eligible immigrant status of family members.
    • Housing assistance is only available to individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or noncitizens that have eligible immigration status.
    • At least one family member must be a citizen, national, or noncitizen with eligible immigration status in order for the family to qualify for any level of assistance.
    • Families that include eligible and ineligible individuals are considered mixed families, and the amount of housing assistance will be prorated.
  • Provide social security number information for family members as required.
  • Consent to the CDA's collection and use of family information as provided for in CDA-provided consent forms.
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

Rent is based on your family's anticipated gross annual income. Residents pay 30% of their income, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays the rest.

Listed below are income limits for the CDA's Multifamily Housing Program (effective 12/18/2013):

Number of Occupants Income Limit
1 Person $44,750
2 Persons $51,150
3 Persons   $57,550
4 Persons $63,900
5 Persons $69,050
6 Persons  $74,150
7 Persons $79,250
8 Persons $84,350


How to Apply

Currently the CDA is ONLY taking applications for the following:

Karabis Apartments

  • Two-and Three-Bedroom wheelchair accessible

Parkside Apartments

  • One-Bedroom Elderly (62 years of age or older)
  • One-Bedroom Disabled
  • One- and Two-Bedroom wheelchair accessible
For more information or to obtain an application, please call (608) 266-4675.
Last Updated: 10/08/2014


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