Interested parties are required to provide personal identifying information when making online applications for public housing. In San Diego, for example, applicants need to provide their Social Security numbers, names, and birth information for all family members and immediate dependents, states the San Diego County Government.
Certain personal details are required for online applications regardless of the state in question, explains the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This information is used to confirm identity and determine eligibility. Applicants must provide current contact information, including the address and telephone number. They are also required to provide names of everyone who plans to live in the house, and the relationship of each person to the applicant must be defined. An applicant is also required to provide information about the characteristics of their families or the current circumstances of the family.
In Seattle, most of the individuals making online housing applications need to provide information about the race and ethnicity of each person expected to take up residence in the house, indicates the Seattle Housing Authority. If one or more dependents of the applicants have a disability, this information must be included in the application. Other important details include the applicants primary language of communication.