|Preference Description||Required Documentation|
|Head of Household or spouse has been consistently employed at least 20 hours per week at current minimum wage for a minimum of the previous 3 months.||Submit the 3 most recent continuous months of pay stubs. For those who are self-employed, submit income tax records documenting income for the immediate, previous 3 months.|
|Age 62+ or Disabled|
|Families where Head of Household and spouse (if married) is a person age 62 or older or where the head and spouse (if married) is a person with disabilities (meeting the HUD/Social Security Administration's definition of disabled family).||Proof of age: Submit a valid state issued driver's license or birth certificate for Head of Household and Spouse (if married).
Proof of disabled family: Submit a current (last 60 days) SSA benefit verification letter for Head of Household and spouse (if married).
|Victim of Domestic Violence|
|Families that include victims of domestic violence.||Submit written verification from police, social service agency, court, clergy, physician, and/or public or private facility giving shelter and/or counseling to victims verifying that the most recent act of violence occurred within the past 24 months and the applicant has been or is being displaced as a result. Applicant family must certify that the abuser will not return to the household without the advance written approval of the AHA.|
|Head of Household is a registered voter within areas of AHA's geographic operations.||Submit verification from the appropriate voter registration office that the Head of Household is a registered voter within the county where the housing application is being made.|
|Family displaced by a state or nationally declared natural disaster which has extensively damaged or destroyed the applicant's residence.||Submit documentation by the appropriate regulatory agency that the applicant has been displaced by a state or nationally declared natural disaster that has extensively damaged or destroyed the dwelling where the applicant has been residing.|
|Head of Household or spouse is currently enrolled and participating in a state-approved education training program that prepares the head of household or spouse for reentering the job market.||Submit documentation from the institution or accredited post-secondary education institution which states the Head of Household or spouse is currently enrolled and attending.|
|Head of Household or spouse is currently a member of Armed Forces or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces.||Submit verification from the applicable branch of service that the Head of Household or Spouse is currently a member of the Armed Forces or that they have been honorably discharged. (DD214)|
|Contact AHA Resident Support (706-425-5300) for course availability and/or approved courses.||Submit documentation from the AHA or AHA-approved program provider that course work or training has been successfully completed within the last 12 months by the Head of Household or spouse.|