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Who is Eligible

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2009

If you apply for public or subsidized housing, determining whether you are eligible is the first step in the application process. Being eligible means that your yearly income is below a certain limit, you meet the definition of family, and, for some programs, at least one member of your family is either a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant.

If you are determined to be eligible, then a housing agency or subsidized landlord takes the next step, which is seeing if you pass their tenant screening process. For more information, see Tenant Screening.

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