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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 and then make an appointment with our Occupancy Specialist. At this appointment, you will sign additional forms and provide supporting documentation such as driver's license(s), social security card(s), and proof of income. 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 appointment (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. Fill out an application - you can download the form below or get one at the office.

  2. Schedule an appointment - call (270)753-5000 ext 302.

  3. Provide requested identification and sign release forms.

  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 "2019 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.

2019 Income Limits

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

The Application

You can download the application in PDF format directly below. Read the instructions carefully. Complete the application, gather all necessary documents and call our office for an appointment at (270)753-5000 ext 302.

Application for Housing at the Housing Authority of Murray

Income/Asset Questionnaire (required at the application appointment)