HANDS : Housing And Neighborhood Development Service

Housing And Neighborhood Development Service
Housing Application
Housing Application

Tenant Selection Plans

It is the policy of HANDS to promote equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative fair housing marketing. This policy will afford equal access to all eligible persons.

  • Application Process
  • Applicant Selection
  • Waiting List Procedures
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicant Screening
    • Credit Report-Minimum credit score
    • Criminal Background Check


In carrying out our Tenant Selection Plan, there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, military/veteran status, source of income, age, or other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in any aspect of tenant selection or matters related to continued occupancy.

If you feel you have been discriminated against for any of these reasons, you may contact:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pittsburgh HUD Office
Complaints: (800)669-9777