Public Housing Guidelines

Moundsville Housing Authority has 248 units of public housing that the agency leases to low and moderate income families.  Apartments range in size from efficiency to five bedrooms.  Prior to leasing an apartment, applicants must pass a criminal background check, prior rental history check, and meet admissions requirements regarding family composition and income limits. To be eligible for an apartment, you must be at least 18 years of age and the household income can not exceed the following federally established limits: 


 Household Size
 1
 2
 3
 6
 7
Low Income
 $31,450
 $35,950
 $40,450
$44,900 
$48,500
$52,100 
 $55,700
$59,300 
Very Low Income
 $19,650
 $22,450
 $25,250
$28,050 
$30,300
$32,550 
 $34,800
$37,050 
30% of Median
 $12,060
 $16,240
$20,420 
$24,600 
$28,780 
$32,550 
$34,800 
$37,050 

Flat Rent

Residents have a choice of paying no more than 30% of their total household income for rent, or they may pay flat rent. The minimum rent is $50.00

Flat Rent Rates as of 01/01/13

 Bedroom Size
 Flat Rent
Bedroom Size 
Flat Rent 
  0 Bedroom
 $500
  3 Bedrooms
$770
  1 Bedroom
 $502
 4 Bedrooms
$840
 2 Bedrooms
 $605
 5 Bedrooms
 $966

How to Apply

To apply for housing with the Moundsville Housing Authority, prospective tenants may visit the office located on the ground floor of Golden Towers at 501 Tenth Street.  Applications are accepted Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. On Wednesdays we accept applications from 8:00 am and 12:00 pm.  The office is closed to the public on Wednesdays between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm; however we are available by telephone only.  The offices are closed between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch. 


Prior to leasing an apartment applicants must pass a criminal background check, prior rental history check, and meet the admission requirements regarding family composition and income limits.


When applying for housing you will need copies of income, birth certificates and social security cards for all family members.


To download an application, please refer to the downloadable form at the top of this page. (TOP)


A $100 security deposit is required upon leasing an apartment.


Pets are permitted upon approval of the housing authority based on height and weight requirements outlined in the pet policy. A pet deposit is required. 


For more information review our FAQ page.

Public Housing Properties

Elderly Housing

KERMIT COURT

10 Total Units

2 - Efficiency

8 - One Bedroom

 

GATTS COURT

10 Total Units

4 - Efficiency

6 - One Bedroom

 

FRANCINE COURT

20 Total Units

6 - Efficiency

14 - One Bedroom

 

GOLDEN TOWERS

93 Total Units

56 - Efficiency

35 - One Bedroom

2 - Two Bedroom

 

HELFER PAVILION

39 Total Units

25 - Efficiency

14 - One Bedroom

Handicapped Accessible Housing

We have three two-bedroom and two three-bedroom apartments that are handicap accessible at our Dorsey Street/Burley Court complex.

 

At our Helfer Pavilion building we currently have two one-bedroom accessible apartments.

 

We also have eleven conversion apartments at the Golden Towers, which are two efficiency apartments combined to make one large apartment.

 

Family Units

DORSEY STREET

76 Total Units

33 - Two Bedroom

27 - Three Bedroom

14 - Four Bedroom

2 - Five Bedroom


Our family units now have a 

state-of-the-art security 

surveillance system in place 

around the perimeter of the 

housing project to add an extra 

layer of protection for our 

residents and their children. 

Important Forms

 

Utility Allowances

Kermit, Gatts &  

Francine Courts 

Efficiency and 1 Bedroom:  $28

 

Dorsey Street/Burley Court

2 Bedroom: $32

3 Bedroom: $38

4 Bedroom: $43

5 Bedroom: $48

* Handicapped apartments are given an additional $3 allowance.

 

Helfer Pavilion

Efficiency and 1 Bedroom:  $91

 

Golden Towers

None as utilities are included in their rent.

Housing Amenities

There are on-site laundry facilities at the Kermit Court, Gatts Court, Francine Court, Golden Towers and Helfer Pavilion Communities.


Family units have washer hookups.


Golden Towers and the Helfer Pavilion has a televised security system.


Fully furnished kitchens in all apartments.


All are conveniently located close to shopping, pharmacy, and banking facilities.


Communities offer off-street parking, and on-site maintenance with well maintained common areas and grounds.