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St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) has established a preference system for admission to its Public Housing program. SLHA uses the following local preference system:

Employed, Elderly or Disabled Preference

An applicant qualifies for this preference if the family meets the definitions below. SLHA will only apply the preference points once to each family if the applicant family meets more than one definition under this preference.

  • Employed

An applicant qualifies for this preference if the head of household or spouse of the applicant family is employed. For the purpose of this preference, an applicant is considered employed if they work at least 20 hours per week.

  • Elderly

An applicant qualifies for this preference if the head of household or spouse of the applicant family is 62 years of age or older.

  • Disabled

An applicant qualifies for this preference if the head of household, spouse or sole member is a person with disabilities; or two or more persons with disabilities living together; or one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in aides.

Enrolled or Recent Graduate Preference

An applicant qualifies for this preference if the head of household or spouse of the applicant family is currently enrolled in or within the last 12 months has graduated from a job training or educational program.

 SLHA defines a job training program as a learning process with goals and objectives, generally having a variety of components, and taking place in a series of sessions over a period of time. It is designed to lead to a higher level of proficiency and it enhances the individual’s ability to obtain employment.

St. Louis Housing Authority

St. Louis Housing Authority