To find out if you live in AME Public Housing, look up your rental property or development.
- Regular Recertification. Most AME Public Housing tenants recertify their household information and income every year. They can submit information and documents by mail or in person at the management office.
- Interim Recertification. If there are changes in household size or income between recertifications, AME Public Housing tenants must request an interim recertification within 30 days to add/remove a household member or increase/decrease the rent.
- Rent Calculation. AME Public Housing tenant rent is calculated as approximately 30% of their monthly income minus a utility allowance. All tenants who pay for utilities have a utility allowance included in their rent calculation.
- For more information go to Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook: Reexaminations
Transfers / Moves
- Requesting transfer. Tenants who want to move from their AME public housing unit must submit a transfer request to their property manager. Tenants can only be transferred to another unit within the same development or another AME Public Housing development managed by the same owner.
- Moving Out. If a tenant is evicted or moves out of an AME public housing unit voluntarily, they lose their housing subsidy.
- For more information go to Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook: Transfers
- Requesting repairs. AME Public Housing tenants may request repairs by phone or by mailing a letter to the management office.
- Grievance Hearing Request. AME Public Housing tenants may request an informal grievance hearing to address repair issues.
- For more information about a tenant’s legal rights to address repair issues, go to Repairs.
- Right to Grievance Hearing. Prior to any court process, AME Public Housing tenants have a right to request a Grievance Hearing after receiving a Lease Termination Notice. So long as the tenant submits a grievance hearing request on time, the AME Public Housing owner may not proceed with the eviction process until the Grievance Hearing Request is resolved.
- Good Cause Protection. AME Public Housing owners must renew public housing leases at the end of a lease term and can only terminate a lease for non-payment of rent or breach of a condition of the lease.
- For additional information about the eviction process, go to Evictions.
Rules & Regulations
- The HUD Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook outlines the rules for AME Public Housing and tenants in these public housing developments.
- Many AME Public Housing developments are also Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing, so tenants may also be asked to comply with LIHTC regulations as established by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).