In observance of Memorial Day, all County Housing offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

For Public Housing maintenance emergencies, please call (314) 429-3811.

For HCV resident emergencies, please get in touch with your landlord.

Public Housing Program

Public housing is government-owned housing units or complexes that are provided to low-income individuals and families at subsidized rental rates. These housing units are managed and maintained by local housing authorities like County Housing.

County Housing owns and maintains public housing located throughout the county, both in multifamily developments and single-family homes. 

For a full list of County Housing’s properties, visit our Properties page.

Ownership and management

Public housing is owned and operated by government agencies, often local housing authorities. The government owns the housing units and is responsible for their maintenance and management.

Eligibility

Public housing is typically reserved for households with very low incomes. There are strict income limits for residents to qualify and rent is usually set at 30% of a tenant’s income. See “Frequently Asked Questions” below for more on income and other requirements.

Tenant choice

Residents choosing public housing have limited choice compared to the Housing Choice Voucher program in the location of their housing, as they must reside wherever County Housing has public housing developments or properties.

Subsidy type

The subsidy provided through the Public Housing program is in the form of reduced rent, making it highly affordable for those who qualify.

Waitlists are currently closed

Learn how the waitlists for the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs work and sign up to be notified when the waitlists open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Public housing refers to government-owned housing units or complexes that are provided to low-income individuals and families at subsidized rental rates. These housing units are managed and maintained by local housing authorities like County Housing.

County Housing owns and maintains public housing located throughout the county, both in developments and as single-family homes. For a full list of all of County Housing’s properties, visit our Properties page.

Your eligibility for public housing is based on 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.

Family Size

Income Limit

1

$57,800

2

$66,050

3

$74,300

4

$82,550

5

$89,200

6

$95,800

7

$102,400

8

$109,000

In general, you can stay in public housing as long as you are compliant with your lease and your income continues to qualify you for assistance.