Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. 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 furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

The Lakewood Housing Authority currently owns and manages three developments consisting of a total of 206 senior/disabled apartments through the Public Housing Program. The Authority has also partnered with a developer to re-develop 62 units of family housing through the HUD RAD program.

Income Limits – Public Housing

New participants’ total annual household income is to be at or below the following amounts in order to be eligible for assistance:

Family Size Income
1 $46,300
2 $52,900
3 $59,500
4 $66,100
5 $71,400
6 $76,700
7 $82,000
8 $87,300