long will I wait for housing assistance
once I’ve been placed on the waiting
list? Six months to a year is our
average wait time.
offer emergency housing assistance? No.
I be on both the Public Housing and Section
8 waiting lists? Yes.
is the difference between the Section 8
Voucher Program and Public Housing?
The Section 8 Voucher Program may be used
in an apartment, house or any other acceptable
unit in Hancock County. Public housing units
are apartments that are managed by the Housing
have an apartment and go away for the winter?
Yes, however, your apartment must be your
information will I have to provide in order
to apply and move into an apartment?
Applicants must provide information about
all sources of income in the household and
declare all members of the household that
will be living in the unit. All information
will be verified with banks, employers and
all other sources. Applicants must pass
a credit and criminal background check.
have already lived in public housing or received housing rental assistance in the past,
will I be able to receive it again?
Yes, however, former recipients of public
housing assistance who left a program owing
back rent or other charges must pay the
balance owed before being considered for
a resident of Hancock County. Do I get in
more quickly than a nonresident?
Yes, we have a resident preference as well
as a veteran's preference.
moving into a housing unit and need some
assistance with cleaning and grocery shopping.
Do you provide services to residents?
Yes, we have staff that assist residents
with cleaning, grocery shopping and laundry.
We also provide one hot meal, Monday through
Friday. For costs and more information,
please see the services
section of this website.