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Public Housing Information


Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low income families, the elderly, and person/s with disabilities.  Public Housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low income residents at rents they can afford.  HUD provides technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.


Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals.  An Housing Authority (HA) determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income,2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family, and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.  If you are eligible, the HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants.  HA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the developments environment.


Your application will be placed on a wait list.

Your application will be active for only six (6) months from the date of the application unless updated.

If you are interested in applying for public housing, application intakes are available on line or at the Alice Housing Authority Central Office, 125 Olmito St., Alice Housing Authority.   You may also call the office (361) 664-3453 or contact us by email: