Section 8 HCV Program

You must be 62 Years or Disabled to be eligible for application the income guidelines Income Limits:  Singles      $54,150 Couples $61,900 (as of April 1st, 2022)

The Section 8 list is currently OPEN


Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental 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 some 3,300 HAs. What are Housing Choice Vouchers? Housing choice vouchers allow very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental housing.

Public Housing for elderly and disabled

About Us


Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The Johnston Housing Authority (JHA) determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the JHA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. JHA 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.