Standards for eligibility are established by HUD guidelines and by Bonner Springs Housing Authority’s Admission and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP). These standards include income eligibility, criminal history, and rental history.
- Have U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status
- Have annual gross income within eligible limits for a family of their size
- Not commit fraud against a housing authority, now or in the past
- Not intentionally falsify an application
- Pass background investigations
Ineligible applicants may include but are not limited to the following:
- Anyone who provides false or misleading information on a housing application
- Household members that have been evicted or had their assistance terminated from a federal housing program
- Household members with a history of violent criminal, and/or drug activity
- Households with bad rental history including unpaid rent, damages, and disturbances
- Households owing funds to any housing authority or HUD-subsidized property
Elderly status is given to the head of household and/or spouse who is 62 years old or older. Disabled status is given to the head of household and/or spouse who is receiving SSI or SSDI for a disability or is certified by a doctor as disabled according to the federal definition of disabled.
As units become available, names are pulled from the top of the list for the size of unit available. Applicants are then screened for eligibility. This includes verifying household income, rental history, and a criminal background check of all adult members of the family to determine whether any family member has been arrested or convicted for drug-related or violent criminal activity.