Eligibility Requiremnets

A SUMMARY OF KEY ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE
Eligibility or Admissions PolicyLow Rent Housing Single FamilyLow Rent Elder/DisabledWenona Apartments
Tribal Residency

All occupants must comply with tribal residency laws.


All occupants must comply with tribal residency laws.


All occupants must comply with tribal residency laws.
Restrictions if Prior ResidentIf an applicant has been evicted by the Nation, they are ineligible to apply for housing during the next five years; if an applicant has voluntarily moved out of a Nation unit, they are ineligible to apply for housing during the next three yearsIf an applicant has been evicted by the Nation, they are ineligible to apply for housing during the next five years; if an applicant has voluntarily moved out of a Nation unit, they are ineligible to apply for housing during the next three yearsIf an applicant has been evicted by the Nation, they are ineligible to apply for housing during the next five years; if an applicant has voluntarily moved out of a Nation unit, they are ineligible to apply for housing during the next three years
Prior Unpaid BalancesAn applicant is eligible to apply for housing only if any and all unpaid balances are paid in fullAn applicant is eligible to apply for housing only if any and all unpaid balances are paid in fullAn applicant is eligible to apply for housing only if any and all unpaid balances are paid in full
Indian FamilyMust be enrolled member of Federal Tribe to be considered. Preference given to Penobscot Nation enrolled members living on and near to Indian IslandMust be enrolled member of Federal Tribe to be considered. Preference given to Penobscot Nation enrolled members living on and near to Indian IslandMust be enrolled member of Federal Tribe to be considered. Preference given to Penobscot Nation enrolled members living on and near to Indian Island
Household SizeHouseholds greater than 3 are encouraged to apply for single family housing. Single person households are not eligible.Generally 1-2 person households. Limited exceptions apply.Limited to 2 persons/bedroom, plus 1.
Age Restricted

no
Yes, must be over 55. No children under age 18 can become permanent occupants

no
Criminal Background CheckYes.Yes.Yes.
Rental/homeowner HistoryYes.Yes.Yes.
Note: the above is intended only as a brief summary of key requirements that tenant should be aware of before they complete the application process. Further detail and information is provided in the ‘Admissions, Eligibility, and Occupancy Policy’, and the the Application Package.