Resident Responsibilities

The information below is a summary of requirements for LHA Public Housing Residents. Please refer to your lease for more detailed information.

Read Your Lease

Please keep a copy of your Dwelling Lease and polices convenient. You are responsible for meeting all lease requirements. It is wise to know and understand lease contents. If there’s something you don’t understand, please ask!

Security/Key Deposit

When you moved in, you were required to pay a security deposit. This money will be refunded when you move out, unless you owe LHA other charges such as for cleaning damage, overdue rent, past due maintenance charges, court costs, etc. A fifteen day notice and both keys must be rendered prior to vacating the premises.

Repair Charges

If damage should occur in your unit, please report it to your RSC as soon as possible. A charge will be made for repairs or damage caused by residents, occupants, and visitors. Many times charges will be less if the repair is made early before further damage occurs.

Smoke Alarms

Never disconnect or make your smoke detector inoperable!

Rent Payments

Rent payments are due on the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH and considered delinquent if not received by the 5th. Rent payments should be made by check or money order; we do not accept cash payments in excess of $20.00. Check with your site office for payment address or drop-box location.

Change in Family Size

If your family size changes in any way, you MUST notify site staff immediately. Examples include changes in family composition due to birth, death, marriage, divorce, children moving out, etc.


Guests may stay in your unit for 14 consecutive days per 4 times a calendar year. If for any reason a guest needs to stay longer, you MUST submit a written request.

Emergencies & Entering the Unit

In an emergency, LHA has the right and responsibility to enter your unit. Examples of emergencies might be running water, water leaks, smoke, etc.


LHA inspects all Public Housing units annually. Notification will be provided at least 48 hours prior to the inspection.

Moving Out

A 15-day written notice must be made before you move. Keys should be turned in to administration for your Site.

Be a Good Neighbor

Noise must be kept at a reasonable level. If you have children, it is your responsibility to know where they are at all times and to ensure they respect the property of others.