The lease agreement includes the following policies:
- Rent Collection Policy
- Drug-Free Housing Policy
- Grievance Policy
- Domestic Violence Policy
- Pet Policy
- No Trespassing Policy
The pet policy applies to Public Housing properties which include our Broadway Complex, Golden Arms Apartments and Park Ridge Estates. Pets are not allowed at the other properties managed by the Housing Authority. A deposit of $200 is required when registering a dog or cat, plus an additional pet fee of $15 a month will be added to your rent at our Broadway Complex and Park Ridge Estates. We do not charge an additional fee at Golden Arms Apartments. Please download our Pet Policy for additional information.
Domestic Violence Policy
The Housing Authority offers residents who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual violence the right to end their lease early and request we change the locks to keep the abuser out of the home in an emergency. Please download our Domestic Violence Policy for more information.
Community Service/Self-Sufficiency Policy
Non-exempt adult residents must work at least 30 hours a week or participate in 8 hours of community service or a self-sufficiency program each month. Self-sufficiency programs may include job training, work placement, education, apprenticeships, etc. Please download our Community Service/Self-Sufficiency Policy for more information.
Flat Rent Policy
While rent is typically based off 30% of a resident’s household income, there are times when a resident’s income becomes high enough he or she reaches the maximum rent rate (or flat rent rate). This rate is based on area comps of similar units. Please download our Flat Rent Policy for our current max rates.
One Strike Policy
The One Strike (or “Zero Tolerance”) Policy applies to both applicants and current residents. Adults age 17 and older will be subject to a criminal background check. Any applicant who has been involved in drug-related criminal activity or who has committed a violent crime may be found ineligible for admission to Public Housing. Current residents may also have their lease terminated for participating in drug-related activity. Please download our One Strike Policy for additional information.
No Trespassing Policy
Any non-resident or resident who is found engaging in illegal activity, creating a disturbance or threatening the physical safety of those on our premises shall be issued a Notice of Ban Not to Trespass on Pekin Housing premises. An up-to-date Trespass List is kept by the Pekin Police as well as PHA Security. Anyone on the list found to be on Pekin Housing property is subject to arrest until their name is removed from the Trespass List.
Needle-Syringe Disposal Policy
This policy has been developed to address the safe disposal of medical sharps (needles & syringes).
Pest Control Policy
It is the policy of the Housing Authority of the City of Pekin to work with the residents of the Housing Authority to control pests and vermin considered a threat to the health and safety of the people it serves.
Non-Smoking Policy Public Housing
This policy pertains to the Broadway, Park Ridge Estates, and Golden Arms Apartments owned and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Pekin. It is adopted in response to the Final Rule published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2016, which amends 24 CFR parts 965 and 966. Smoking is prohibited in all and within 25 feet of all Public Housing apartments, buildings, maintenance shops and community centers.
Tenant Transfer Policy
The Housing Authority of the City of Pekin may grant a transfer of dwelling unit to any tenant who has maintained a residence at the Pekin Housing Authority for a period of at least eighteen (18) months prior to making his/her written transfer request.