Public Housing Public Housing is a federally-funded subsidized rental housing for low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities and is referred to as "project based" assistance. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes federal subsidies to the Housing Authority, which owns and manages the housing for low-income residents at affordable rents.
The Housing Authority operates three different apartment complexes: North Cedar Terrace, South Cedar Terrace, and Morningside Family Townhomes. There are a total of 148 units made up of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units. To find out more about these complexes, visit www.charlescityhousing.org
To be eligible for assistance under the public housing program, an applicant must be income eligible, have a favorable rental history, have no convictions of any serious criminal offenses, and not owe money to another housing agency. The income limits are determined by HUD.