Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully the following will help answer your questions about Park Towers.

 

For Applicants

I am single and my income is $12,000 per year-do I qualify and what will my rent be?

Yes, you qualify with a yearly income of $12,000.  The income limit for a one person family is $41,550 per year. Your rent is 30% of your monthly adjusted gross income. That is $300 per month rent includes all utilities except telephone, cable TV and internet. If you are 62 years old or older or if you are disabled according to Social Security guidelines, you are eligible to deduct qualified medical deductions from your gross income, resulting in a lower monthly adjusted gross income and rent.

I am single and my income is $35,000 per year-do I qualify and what will my rent be?

Yes, you qualify with a yearly income of $35,000 per year. Your rent is $580 for a one bedroom apartment; that is the flat rent limit for a one bedroom apartment.   The flat rent amount includes all utilities, except cable, telephone and internet.

How long will it take to process my application?

After submitting a fully completed application, processing depends on how soon the verifications are returned. Generally an application is processed in two to three weeks; however, if verifications are not returned, your application will be delayed.

Can I apply to Park Towers if I am a fulltime student?

Special College Student Eligibility Rules

In order to be eligible for public housing, college students living outside their parents or guardians homes must have established a separate household for at least one year prior to applying to the public housing program. This will be verified by presenting to the Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment Authority evidence of the establishment of the separate household.

The college student must not be claimed as a dependent by parents or guardians on their IRS returns. This will be verified by examining the student’s IRS return for the previous year. The Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment Authority will examine the box that asks if someone else claimed them on their tax return.

If the student is receiving an athletic scholarship that includes over $5000 a year for housing costs, the student shall not be eligible for public housing.

Do you run a credit check?

Currently we do not run a credit report, however, we do look at your last five (5) years of rental history and if available, past utility payments.

How long of a lease?

You will sign a 1-year lease.

What if I don't have a rental history?

You can still apply.  We would ask for a minimum of two personal references (not family).

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

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