The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority will open its rental assistance waiting list at 8 a.m. on June 4, and close it at 8 a.m. June 6, for applicants who are veterans, and those with disabilities.

“Veteran preference” is offered to a family whose head of household or spouse is a veteran or current member of the four branches of the U.S. military, and who was discharged or released for other than dishonorable conditions.

A widow of a discharged or released service person for other than dishonorable conditions is also eligible for a preference, if he or she has not remarried.

The housing authority also has targeted funding for “non-elderly disabled.” The head of a household, spouse, or co-head of household must be income-eligible, under the age of 62 and disabled.

Families with only a minor child with a disability are not eligible for this funding.

People can apply at by clicking on the hyperlink “Application.” Paper applications will not be accepted.

Those with questions or concerns can call 419-424-7848.