The Admissions and Assisted Housing Department is comprised of the Tenant Selection Department and the Section 8 Department.

Lora Beth DiDominic, Director of Admissions & Assisted Housing

Tenant Selection

The Tenant Selection Department is responsible for application Intake and processing of applications for all Public Housing Programs and Section 8 Programs administered by the FCHA.

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.

Applications for Public Housing and State Housing are accepted at the Administration Office of the Fayette County Housing Authority, Monday through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. as well as the Public Housing Site Offices.

The following items are required when applying for Public Housing:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Social Security Number Cards
  • Driver’s License or Photo ID for anyone 18 years of age or older
  • Source of Income and Address
  • Bank name and Address (if you have a savings account, checking account, etc.)
  • Current and Previous Landlords Names and Addresses

Credit checks and criminal checks are required for everyone in the household who are 18 years of age or older.

Rent is not more than 30% of your income and a $120.00 Security Deposit is required.


Section 8

The Section 8 housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

Section 8 Housing Voucher Program applications for Fayette County are accepted only at the Administration Office of the Fayette County Housing authority on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00.

Check the link below for more information on HUD’s Section 8 Voucher Program:

For questions about Public Housing applications, requirements, or Section 8 applications and status please call 724-434-2118.