Public Housing Program
The Public Housing Program provides subsidized housing to qualified low-income families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The Housing Authority owns and manages approximately 120 rental housing units in Erie County and 75 in the City of Corry. The Authory selects tenants after they have completed the application process, have come to the top of the waiting list and satisfied various eligibility criteria including income, housekeeping, rental history, criminal history and financial responsibility. Recipients pay no more than 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR OUR SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING?
You may be eligible for senior citizen housing if you meet the following requirements:
AGE or DISABILITY - You are 62 years of age or older OR disabled. For couples, at least one spouse must meet this eligibility qualification.
INCOME - Your total household income does not exceed the current income limits set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
OTHER CRITERIA - You have met your financial obligations, do not have past behavior that likely would disturb other tenants, and can maintain your apartment in good condition.
HOW MUCH RENT MUST A LOW RENT HOUSING TENANT PAY, AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
By law, a tenant family in our senior citizen housing pays no more than 30% of its adjusted household income for rent. In addition to the dwelling unit, the rent payment also includes the use of a range and refrigerator, trash collection, and a reasonable amount of utilities.
Tenants in apartments where utilities are metered must pay for the consumption of utilities, for example, gas and electricity, above the allowances provided, and must also pay for damages to the apartment or Authority owned appliances beyond normal wear and tear.
WHAT IS THE LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIP IN OUR LEASE?
The Housing Authority (the landlord) is required to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary dwelling that adequately accommodates each tenant family accepted for admission.
We offer a flexible month to month lease. The tenant is asked to pay a security deposit.
The tenant is required to pay rent and other charges promptly every month, to take reasonable care of the apartment and to conduct himself or herself in such a manner so as not to disturb or other tenants' peaceful enjoyment of their accommodations.
FEATURES OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY'S APARTMENT BUILDINGS FOR THE ELDERLY
The Housing Authority's apartment buildings for the elderly are located in pleasant, safe residential neighborhoods.
Pleasant Manor, Center Place, Gerald S. Salsbury, and College View all have coin-operated laundry facilities on site.
Apartment buildings have automatic front entrance doors.
All buildings have up-to-date fire alarm systems.
All elderly facilities have some apartments that have been modified for the physically disabled.
Frost free refrigerators
All multi-story buildings have elevators.
Click the link below to complete the Online Application
Income Limits Summary:
All income must be totaled by *GROSS amount received* (before taxes or deductions)
Persons (Annual Income)
*Income Limits are subject to change