Steps for applying for Public Housing:
1. Ways to obtain an application:
a. Come in to the Administrative Building located at 1525
Washington Street West, Charleston, WV.
b. Call 304-348-6451 ext. 202 to request having one mailed
to their address.
application (PDF, 77K) from the web site. (This is only the
pre-application, a full application will still need to be completed at
Charleston-Kanawha Housing's administrative offices)
2. Things needed to process application:
a. Birth Certificate (for all household members)
b. Social Security Card (for all household members)
c. Photo ID (for everyone over the age of 18)
d. Proof of income
3. Release of information:
a. Landlord Verification or reference
b. Income verification
c. Criminal background check (if indication of criminal record;
fingerprints are required).
4.Completion of application process:
a. All verification are returned and no negative responses
from any reference source.
b. Placed on the waiting list.
5. Process of denial of application:
a. Notification of applicant of denial and reasons for not
b. Potential applicant may request informal hearing to appeal
the denial decision. This request must be made within 10
c. The decision from the informal hearing will be either be
upheld or overturned. If decision is overturned the applicant
will be placed according to the original application date.
Working Preference is provided when at least one adult in
your household is employed for at least 20 hours per week.
You must complete a working preference form and provide documentation
of employment with either a copy of a recent pay stub (within
the past month) or a letter from your employer.
The Working Preference is also extended to elderly families
and to families whose head or spouse are receiving income
based on their inability to work (such as SSI).
Some reasons for denial of applicant:
· Criminal Record,
· Bad Landlord reference,
· Previous tenant left owing money to Charleston-Kanawha
Housing or other landlord.
|| $ 35,750
|Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority Proposed Flat Rent Schedule 2012