How can I rent an affordable housing unit with RDHS?

Those who wish to rent a unit with RDHS must first complete a housing application. Applicants are put onto the waiting list and when a unit becomes available, an applicant is selected from the waiting list. You can check apartment availability and submit an application. To receive an application by mail, you need to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to RDHS.

Do I qualify for affordable housing and what type of unit would I get?

Qualification for subsidized housing is based on a number of criteria, such as income and amount paid currently for rent. Secondly, each Applicant is placed on a waiting list for the size and type of unit they qualify for.

How long will it take to get placed in a unit?

There is a demand for affordable housing. The number of applicants is much greater than that of the number of units available. The length of an Applicant’s wait will vary depending on the request and the number of units available. The average wait period is six (6) months to two (2) years. A new placement can only take place when a current tenant moves out.

I need a place by the end of the month, can you help me?

Unfortunately RDHS does not provide emergency housing.

How does RDHS choose Applicants for the next available unit?

Placements are made from the waiting list based on a series of factors. These include, but are not limited to: Availability: What size of unit is coming available (ie 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Eligibility: What type of subsidy is available for this unit. Length of Time on Wait List: Consideration on a first come first serve basis. Suitability: Are there any physical limitations of the applicant, such as stairs? References and Credit Checks: Good References from prior landlords are an important factor in the evaluation process. References and credit checks will be done.