About Public Housing

Dyersburg Housing Authority provides 502 units of affordable housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by 3,300 housing authorities. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing, and managing these developments.


Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Eligibility is based on annual gross income, your qualification as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family, and U. S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, DHA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. DHA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.

DHA will use the income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one housing authority, but not at another.

Applying For Housing

If you are interested in applying for housing, contact DHA at 731-285-6771. A representative will explain the process in detail, and will tell you what information will be necessary from you and other members of your household to proceed with the application process.

Application for Rent and Utility Assistance