The Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority has reopened its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.
TMHA’s waiting list has been closed since February 2013.
The program assists up to 574 low-income, elderly, handicapped and disabled families in Tuscarawas County with rent and utilities monthly. Section 8 assistance is income-based, but is not an entitlement program, therefore there is a waiting list to receive the assistance.
To be eligible for assistance through the program, a family’s total household income cannot be higher than 50 percent of the median household income for Tuscarawas County.
On July 9, completed pre-applications will be accepted at JIM’s Place, 228 W. High Ave., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pre-applications will be available for completion on site.
Beginning July 15, pre-applications for the Section 8 HCV waiting list will be accepted at the TMHA administrative office at 134 Second St. SW on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding holidays and posted dates of closure) between 1:30 and 4 p.m.
Pre-applications must be completed and presented in person by the applicant. The TMHA office is wheelchair accessible. Contact TMHA at 330-308-8099 for reasonable accommodation. TMHA will not accept pre-applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed or not presented by the person who is applying.
The waiting list pre-application forms may be picked up at the TMHA administrative office during normal business hours.
They also will be available to download and print from the TMHA website at www.tuscarawasmha.org.