Most applicants are placed on the waiting list according to the date and time their completed application is received. Some applicants may qualify for selection preferences based on their individual circumstances and are placed on the waiting list ahead of those with no preferences. For these applicants, points are assigned based on each preference for which they qualify. They are then placed on the waiting list according to the number of points they have.

Applications are accepted by appointment only and dated at the time of the appointment. An interview is conducted when you come in for your appointment to determine if you are likely to qualify for housing assistance based on your current circumstances and if any specific preferences will apply.

By accepting more applications than the available housing, applicants can hold a position on the waiting list that will give them priority over newer applicants who do not qualify for a greater number of selection preferences. This process also allows the housing authority to identify applicants with the greatest need and ensures that they will be served according to their level of need.

You will need to visit the office where you applied and show a photo ID to find out your position on the waiting list. To protect the privacy of our applicants, this information cannot be given over the phone.

A letter will be mailed to the address you supplied on your application. The letter will provide details regarding the next steps in the process and give you a specific timeframe during which you must respond. Failure to respond to this letter within the time allotted will result in the loss of your position on the list. Your name will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list, and the next person on the list will be selected in your place. For this reason, it is very important to contact the housing authority immediately if there is any change in your mailing address.

You will be given an appointment to come to the housing authority office for final determination of your eligibility. At that time, you will be asked to verify your current income and any preferences you claimed on your application. You will sign various documents and provide NRHA with documentation verifying your identification and citizenship status.

Your position on the waiting list is based on the time and date of your application as well as any selection preferences for which you claimed eligibility. Other applicants who apply later and qualify for a higher number of preference points will be placed above you on the waiting list, moving everyone below them down on the list.