To find out if you live in PAPMC Public Housing, look up your rental property.
- Regular Recertification. PAPMC 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, PAPMC Public Housing tenants must request an interim recertification within 30 days to add/remove a household member or increase/decrease the rent.
- Rent Calculation. PAPMC Public Housing tenant rent is calculated as approximately 30% of a household’s monthly income minus a utility allowance. All tenants who pay for utilities have a utility allowance included in their rent calculation.
- For more information see Reexaminations in the Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook.
- Requesting transfer. Tenants who want to move from their PAPMC public housing unit must submit a transfer request to their property manager.
- Waitlists. PAPMC maintains waitlists for transfers based on levels of urgency.
- Moving Out. If a tenant is evicted or moves out of a PAPMC public housing unit voluntarily, they lose their housing subsidy.
- For more information about transfers in PAPMC public housing, go Transfers in the Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook.
- Requesting repairs. PAPMC Public Housing tenants may request repairs by phone or by mailing a letter to the management office.
- Grievance Hearing Request. PAPMC uses the PHA Grievance Hearing process to handle grievances. If PAPMC does not address the repair issue, tenants may submit a Grievance Hearing Request Form to bring attention to the issue. The Grievance Hearing process is the most effective way to get repairs completed. PAPMC Public Housing tenants should exercise caution when withholding rent.
- For more information on the Grievance Process visit How can I request a grievance hearing with PHA?
- For more information your legal rights to address repair issues go to Repairs.
- Right to Grievance Hearing. Prior to any court process, PAPMC 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, PAPMC may not proceed with the eviction process until the Grievance Hearing Request is resolved.
- Good Cause Protection. PAPMC 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 and Regulations
- The HUD Public Housing Occupancy Guidebook outlines the rules for PAPMC and tenants in these public housing developments.
- The PHA Admissions and Continued Occupancy (ACOP) policy contains some important regulations about non-PHA or non-MTW public housing, including PAPMC public housing.
- Many PAPMC 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).