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Housing Authority of Murray

Serving the community of Murray in Calloway County, Kentucky


Do You Qualify for Public Housing in Murray?

There are several steps in the qualification process. You must fill out an application, complete the additional forms, obtain all necessary documents, and return them to the Housing Authority of Murray.

The Occupancy Specialist will process your application, and perform background, landlord, criminal, and credit checks to determine your eligibility. If you are determined to be eligible for public housing, you will be placed on the waiting list for an apartment size appropriate for your family composition.

All applicants on the waiting lists are processed in the order of their application submission (based on the date and time).

You may want to review the Resident Handbook for pertinent information about being a resident of the Housing Authority of Murray. Just click on the 'Resident Services' tab to your left.

The steps in the application process are outlined below.

  1. Download and fill out an application and the forms listed in the instructions.

  2. If you cannot print the forms, call the office and an application packet will be mailed to you.

  3. Provide all documents listed in the instructions and return with the forms to the Housing Authority of Murray.

  4. Qualify based on your income - please see the information and link below to find out if you are within HUD's Income Limits.

  5. Qualify based on credit report information.

  6. Obtain acceptable Landlord references.

  7. Pass a criminal background check.

Income Limits

HUD publishes income limits every year for each county in the United States. In order to be eligible for Public Housing, your income cannot exceed the published limits. You can look at the income limits for Calloway County by clicking on the link below (all sources of income for your household will be included).

  1. Click the link below.

  2. Click on "2024 Income Limits Documentation".

  3. Click on the button for Income Limits.

  4. Choose "Kentucky" and "Calloway County" from the scroll down menus.

  5. Click on the button to view county calculations.

2024 Income Limits

Note: you must go through the application eligibility process in order to know if you qualify.

How to Apply

The following documents must be submitted to our office when turning in your application or your application will not be processed.

  • Copy of Birth Certificates for all youth household members under age 18

  • Copy of Social Security Cards for all household members

  • Copy of Driver's License or state issued Photo ID for all members 18 or older

  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) if applicable

  • Proof of Income - last 3 months wages, Social Security award letter, etc.

  • Verification of Child support, if applicable

  • Verification of Student Status, if applicable

The following forms MUST be printed and submitted to our office along with the information above.