Tenant Selection Plan

To view the whole document, go to Full Tenant Selection Plan

Eligibility Requirements For Prospective Residents:

  • Age requirement – the head of the household, co-head, or spouse is at least 62 years of age.
  • Citizenship requirement – U.S. citizens or nationals and noncitizens who have eligible immigration status as  determined by HUD.
  • Disclosure of Social Security Number for all family members.
  • An applicant who is a student, is under 24 years of age, is not a veteran, is unmarried and does not have a dependent child, both the applicant and the applicant’s parents must meet the applicable income limits, except as stated in HUD’s Guidance on the Student Eligibility Rule. 

Income Limits:

  • Bethlehem Village may only accept applications from those meeting the very low and extremely low income limits.
  • Bethlehem Village will make at least 40 percent of the assisted units that become available in each fiscal year to families whose income does not exceed 30 percent of the area median income (“extremely low-income”) at the time of admission. 

Accepting Applications:

  • Application is received and if eligible the applicant is placed on the waiting list in the order in which the application was received by date and time. Applicants requesting an accessible unit will be placed on the accessible unit list.
  • Admission could be denied to a household for the following reasons: See the Full Tenant Selection Plan for the full list of reasons. Reference from present and previous landlords for a minimum of three (3) years prior to application will be considered.  An applicant may be rejected based on these references.

Selecting from the Waiting List:

  • As vacancies arise every other Applicant who is determined Extremely Low Income is contacted. This is in compliance with HUD’s requirement that at least 40% of Extremely Low Income Applicants be admitted during a fiscal year.
  • If an applicant chooses not to accept the apartment they will be contacted again in a year. If they refuse a second time, they will be moved to the bottom of the list.
  • If the applicant refuses an apartment a third time, he/she will be removed from the waiting list and must wait for a period of one year before applying again.