How to Apply

The Waiting List is Currently OPEN


The Waiting List will remain open until further notice
Applications are accepted during normal business hours; Monday thru Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
We are located at 418 W. Henderson (Municipal Services Building)

Applications may be picked up at the Cleburne Housing Office;
  • All applications must be accompanied with original Certified Birth records & original Social Security cards for all household members;
  • Valid photo ID is required for all household members over 18 years old;
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED; 
DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED; 
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY FAX;

Initial Eligibility Process


Individuals seeking rental assistance can apply with our agency when the waiting list is open.  Applicants will complete a pre-application and provide the required documents (as indicated above) for all household members applying.  All documents must be original and CHA will make copies and retain copies.
 
Applications will be reviewed for a preliminary assessment of eligibility prior to placement on the waiting list.  Applicants that pass the criminal background criteria and past participation criteria, will be placed on the waiting list according to the date and time received; this agency does not give preferences nor have emergency assistance. Placement on the waiting list does not guarantee eligibility; final determination will be made when the applicant is selected from the waiting list.

Applicants on the waiting list must keep their contact address updated with the Housing Authority; failure to do so will result in removal from the waiting list.

The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance based on income.


Waiting List Openings


Opening of the waiting list will be announced via public notice in the local newspaper and on this web site. CHA will not accept applications when the waiting list is closed nor give out applications.

Selection from the Waiting List


When assistance becomes available, applicants will be selected from the waiting list in accordance with HUD regulations and CHA policy.  Applicants will be contacted by mail with instructions on what to do next to complete the eligibility process. It is difficult to estimate the time that it will take for the applicant to reach the top of the waiting list. Currently the waiting period is approximately  12 - 15 months. 

Applicants are only notified by mail when they reach the top of the waiting list; CHA does not accept responsibility for mail delays or forwarding orders.  An applicant will be removed from the waiting list if they do not respond to notices, appointments, or requests for information.  All applicants will attend a briefing prior to leasing with the program.

Ineligibility


If an applicant is found ineligible (often due to over-income, negative background or non-compliance) they will be notified by mail.

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY APPLICANTS MUST BE COMPLETE, TRUE, AND CORRECT.  IT IS A CRIME TO KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY MAKE A FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN RENTAL ASSISTANCE.