Public Housing FAQ’s

Q:  Do you have emergency housing?
A:  There is no emergency housing available through Fulton Housing Authority.
Q:  How long does it take to approve my application?
A:  You are not fully approved until all information is updated and you are offered a unit. It takes approximately 2-6 weeks for us to process your application and add you to the wait list.
Q:  How long is the wait list or how long does it take to be housed?
A:  It is different all the time. The correct unit size must be vacant for us to make an offer to the next household on the wait list.
Q:  What type of background check is required to apply for public housing?
A:  FHA will run 5-year checks of your criminal history, rent history, rent terminations and debts owed.
Q:  Do I qualify with a criminal record?
A:  Having a criminal record may make it difficult for a person to receive housing, but it does not automatically disqualify them.
Q:  If I owe a debt to FHA or another housing authority will my application be denied?
A:  If you owe money to to any housing authority, you will have to settle that debt to be eligible for assistance again. If that is the case, you may want to contact the housing authority you owe money to so you can set up a payment plan.

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