The Housing Authority of Pulaski was established in 1946. There was no actual Executive Director until 1963. Plans were put into force for the development of Karnak, Mound City, and Mounds. Later Ullin and was added. A total of 134 units occupied in 1967.
Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units managed by 3,300 HA's. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal Aid to the HA's that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents that can afford.
Who is eligible? Eligibility is based on three issues.
Annual Gross Income
Once you are determined to be eligible, the HA determines suitability. The HA's will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the projects environment. We determine that through criminal history checks, credit checks, previous landlord checks, etc.
All Housing Authorities have to abide by State, Federal, and Local Laws. In addition to these laws, we have Federal Regulations, established by congress and HUD and local policies established by the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.
The HA Board of Commissioners consists of a five person Board. These members are appointed by the governing Board which in Pulaski County's case would be the County Board of Commissioners.