Public Housing Waitlists
Jefferson Terrace/Vanderbilt Terrace Apartments
Please see the guidelines below for apartment unit size you are eligible for:
A. Units shall be occupied by families of the appropriate size. This policy maintains the usefulness of the units, while preserving them from excessive wear and tear and under-utilization.
Minimum and Maximum-Number-of-Persons-Per Unit Standard
|Minimum and Maximum-Number-of-Persons-Per Unit Standard|
|Number of Bedrooms||Min Persons/Unit||Max Persons/Unit|
|(Largest Unit Size)||(Smallest Unit Size)|
The following principles govern the size of unit for which a family will qualify. Generally, two people are expected to share each bedroom, except that units
will be so assigned that:
(1) Two adults who are not related by blood will be required to share a bedroom.
(2) Exceptions to the largest permissible unit size may be made in case of reasonable accommodations for a person with disabilities.
(3) Two children of the opposite sex will not be required to share a bedroom, although they may do so at the request of the family.
(4) Children two years of age or younger may share a bedroom with a parent. Children of the same sex that are over the age of 16 may have their
own bedroom, although may share a bedroom at the request of the family.
(5) SSHA will count a child who is temporarily away from the home because the child has been placed in foster care, kinship care, or is away at school.
(6) A single head of household parent shall not be required to share a bedroom with his/her child, although they may do so at the request of the family.
(7) A live-in aide may be assigned a bedroom, if approved by the SSHA.
B. The Local Housing Code of two persons per bedroom will be the standard for the smallest unit a family may be offered. Individual housing units with very
small or very large bedrooms or other specific situations that inhibit or encourage lower or higher levels of occupancy may be permitted to establish lower
or higher occupancy levels so long as the occupancy levels will not discriminate on the basis of familial status.
C. The largest unit size that a family may be offered would provide no more than one bedroom per family member, taking into account family size and
D. If a family opts for a smaller unit size than would normally be assigned under the largest unit size standard (because, for example, the list is moving faster),
the family will be required to sign a statement agreeing to occupy the unit assigned at their request until their family size or circumstances change.
E. When a family is actually offered a unit, if they no longer qualify for the unit size where they were sub listed, they will be moved to the appropriate sub list,
retaining their preferences and date and time of application. This may mean that they may have to wait longer for a unit offer.
F. The SSHA shall change the family’s sub list at any time while the family is on the waiting list at the family’s request.