The Lawrenceburg Housing Authority meets the needs of individuals and families searching for affordable housing options.Those wishing to apply for the Public Housing Program will be required to complete an online application for housing assistance. All applications must be completed online on this website. If potential applicants do not have access to a computer, they may visit their local library to use a computer or come to the housing authority during business hours to use a computer made available to them. If coming to the office please call to set up an appointment. Persons with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in completing an application may call the Lawrenceburg Housing Authority at (931)-762-7532 to make special arrangements.
- Applications are taken to compile a waiting list. If found eligible, applicants will be placed on the waiting list and ranked by preferences and then by date and time of the application. Generally the waitlist for a unit is 6-8 months, but can be shorter or longer depending on vacancy rates.
- There is a maximum number of applicants for each bedroom size that we allow to be on the waiting list and we do not have emergency housing, however, VAWA victims and natural disater victims have a preference.
- Applications are taken online only when the waiting list is open for that bedroom size of a unit.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The Lawrenceburg Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status; 4) criminal background history; and 5) prior tenant history. All screening is done in accordance with the Lawrenceburg Housing Authority's Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy.
Lifetime Prohibitions from Receiving Housing Assistance
Federal requirements prohibit Housing Authorities from providing assistance to the following individuals:
1) Persons who are registered on any state sexual predator list.
2) Persons who have been convicted for the manufacture or sale of methamphetamines on the premises of federally assisted housing.
Title 18, Section 1001 of the United States Code states that a person is guilty of a felony for knowingly and willingly making false or fraudulent statement to any department or agency of the United States or the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Tennessee Code Annotated Title 39-14-104. A person commits theft of service who: (1) Intentionally obtains services by deception, fraud, coercion, false pretense or any other means to avoid payment for the services; (2) Having control over the disposition of services to others, knowingly diverts those services to the person’s own benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled thereto; or (3) Knowingly absconds from establishments where compensation for services is ordinarily or a bona fide offer to pay.