Applying For Housing - A Step by Step Guide

Moving into your new home is only a few simple steps away! If you have any questions about the application process along the way, please contact us.
Step One: Determining Your Eligibility
The Fall River Housing Authority provides affordable housing for the following persons who:

For Applicants

Step Two: Completing the Application
In order to be eligible for housing, an applicant must complete and return an application. Applicants may receive and complete an application one of the following ways:
All applications must be signed and returned to the main office with:
All applications must be signed and returned to the main office with:
1. A legible copy of a current a driver’s license or photo ID for all adults in the household
2. A copy of every household member’s social security card.
Step Three: Waiting List
Fall River Housing Authority performs police background checks during the application process on every adult household member to determine eligibility. Applications from eligible households will be placed on the waiting list as of the date and time the completed application is received. The length of the waiting list varies by development. The Fall River Housing Authority will determine the number of bedrooms for which the household is eligible. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Housing Authority of any changes in mailing address or family composition during the wait.
Step Four: Interview
Applicants will be notified by mail to contact the Housing Authority to schedule an interview when their name nears the top of the list. During the interview, all information needed to determine rent and eligibility will be discussed. Applicant will be asked about income, assets, medical expenses, childcare expenses and rental references. Come to the interview prepared; bring any of the following information that applies:
Step Five: Viewing and inspecting the apartment. The Fall River Housing Authority will show a vacant apartment to applicants at the time of the interview.
Step Six: Moving in!