Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority will be taking applications

Through April 18, the Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority will be taking applications for the Section 8 waiting list by mail only.
Envelope must be postmarked between those two dates, and applications will not be accepted in person or by fax. Applications are available for download at geaugamha.org or in the foyer at GMHA office, 385 Center St., Chardon, OH 44024.
A copy of photo I.D. and Social Security card must be provided with the application. Any questions may be directed to 440-286-7413, ext. 100.

Topeka KS offering rental assistance

Low-income families and individuals in Topeka may submit pre-applications for rental housing assistance.

According to a press release, a family of four with an annual income below $32,600 may qualify for rental assistance. A single person living alone may qualify if their annual income is $22,850 or below.

The Topeka Housing Authority, 2010 S.E. California Ave., will accept pre-applications until further notice. Pre-applications can be requested via mail, fax or email. Call (785) 357-8842, ext. 105 or email lward@tha.gov. Applicants also may apply in person at the housing authority. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The housing authority uses an admission preference for working families living in Topeka, which means rental assistance is first made available to Topeka families whose head of household, spouse or sole member is employed and wages are received on a regular basis. To ensure families on the waiting list for rental assistance are served within a reasonable period of time, the housing authority may use a random selection process to determine what order they will be served.

Applicants will be given the benefit of the working family preference if the head of household, spouse or sole member is 62 years or older, or is a person with a disability.

Lake County Opens Public Housing Waiting List

Lake County Housing Authority will open its waiting list for public housing scattered sites for the first time in over four years.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list will remain closed.

The Lake County Housing Authority currently has 163 scattered site locations. These locations include: Antioch, Barrington, Beach Park, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Ingleside, Island Lake, Lake Bluff, Lake Villa, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine Prairie View, Round Lake, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Unincorporated Waukegan, Wildwood and Zion.

The properties available are all non-smoking and include duplexes, single family homes and townhomes, all with various floor plans available for those needing wheelchair accessibility. Unit amenities vary depending on the site, however they all include; on-site parking, stove and a refrigerator.

Selection from the waiting list is based on a combination of total preference points and bedroom size. Preference points determine the priority level on the waitlist and are factors applicable to the applicant or their spouse. Preference categories include residency status, Veteran status and whether the applicant or their spouse resides in a nursing home due to an inability to afford other housing.

An applicant’s position on the waiting list will fluctuate due to changes that affect preferences and/or unit size. All changes must be submitted in writing. It is important to keep all information current.

Applications can be downloaded at www.lakecountyha.org or picked-up at the following locations:
•Central Office, 33928 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL
•Northeast HCV Office, 1525 27th Street, Suite 101, Zion,
•Marion Jones Townhomes, 1401 Sherman Avenue, North Chicago, IL
•Warren Manor, 34425 N. Almond road, Gurnee, IL
•Beach Haven Towers, 730 Golfview Drive, Round Lake Beach

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30.

Cedar Falls Waiting List Open

City residents who meet the income qualifications can start applying for vouchers any Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall, 220 Clay St or  call the Cedar Falls Housing Authority at 273-8669.

All people in a household must be present at the time of application for the voucher. Each person must bring a photo ID, a Social Security Card and proof of Cedar Falls residency in the form of a signed lease or utility bill.

To qualify, all applicants must make 50 percent less than the area’s median income. The following are the Section 8 limits for yearly income.

  • Individual household: $22,050.
  • Two-person household: $25,200.
  • Three-person household: $28,350.
  • Four-person household: $31,450.
  • Five-person household: $34,000.
  • Six-person household: $36,500.
  • Seven-person household: $39,000.
  • Eight-person household: $41,550.

the city generally gives preference to larger family households with children under the age of 18, elderly persons 62 years or older or disabled persons.

But applicants may have to wait awhile before they get a voucher, even if they meet all the city’s qualifications.

The waiting list is about three years long.

The city is also accepting applications for its federally funded Housing Rehabilitation Program. Senior citizens with limited income can receive a grant through the program of up to $20,000 to pay for home improvements.

The rehab work must ultimately lead to making the property more safe and sanitary. Repairs and replacement work are available for roofing, electrical services, furnaces, windows, doors and insulation.

The home must be an owner-occupied single-family dwelling outside of the flood plain within the Cedar Falls city limits.  For more information, call Rachel Carter-Shadle at 273-8606.

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program taking applications for federal housing assistance

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program will begin taking applications for federal housing assistance.

To potentially qualify, an applicant’s income must be below $27,400 if they live in Crawford County.

The income guidelines are different for the other surrounding counties.

If you live in southeast Kansas and would like to see if you qualify for HUD or Section 8 housing assistance, call 620-724-8204.

Community Action of East Central Indiana Housing Waiting List Open

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Community Action of East Central Indiana is opening the Section 8 waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP).

For more information or to apply for the program, contact C.A.E.C.I. at (765) 966-7733 or go to 1845 W. Main St. in Richmond between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lake Charles Housing Authority Section 8 Waiting List Opened

Anne Robicheaux of kplctv.com is reporting the Lake Charles Housing Authority  Section 8 Waiting List will be opened from March 17-21.

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Applications are being accepted at  Section 8 Office, 800 Bilbo St., Suite A in Lake Charles from 8 a.m. to noon..

Proper photo ID is required in order to receive a self-addressed envelope with an application.

Applicants must fully complete their applications and mailing them back to the Section 8 Office within 10 days. Once applications are received and processed, the Housing Authority will send out appointment letters.

Those with appointments will be required to supply Social Security cards and birth certificates and pass a criminal background check.

For more information, contact the Section 8 Office at 337-436-7628.

For Section 8 income limits, click HERE. For more information on Section 8, including whether disabled persons can apply, click HERE.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority opening Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list

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News-sentinel.com is reporting Fort Wayne Housing Authority announced the opening of the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list (previously known as “Section 8”).

FWHA will accept applications for the waiting list 9 a.m. March 12 until 4 p.m. March 14.

Applications will be accepted at the FWHA website: www.fwha.org.

Applications may be picked up 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14 at 7315 Hanna St. and 2020 S. Anthony Blvd.

Applications may be dropped off at the two locations or mailed to Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List, PO Box 13489, Fort Wayne, IN 46869-3489.

Call Maynard J. Scales at 267-9300, Ext. 7100.

Phelps County Public Housing Agency Accepting Applications

Phelps County Public Housing Agency is reopening its waiting list.

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They will begin accepting applications for housing assistance beginning March 5 at the St. James office and March 11 at the Potosi satellite office.

The list has been closed since March 2013.
Applications will be accepted at the St. James office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month beginning March 5.
The St. James office is located at Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James.People in Washington County can meet with housing staff and complete applications from 9-11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month, beginning March 11 at the Washington County Library, 235 E. High St., Potosi.
Please visit www.meramecregion.org and click on the Phelps County Public Housing Agency link to print an application, fill it out and bring it with them to either PHA location.All adults must sign the application prior to submitting.
For more information,  call 573-265-4200, extension 130.

King County Housing Authority resumes issuance of Section 8 rental assistance vouchers

Good news for those on the housing waiting list of King Country. The

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Housing Authority will resume Section 8 vouchers to those already on its general waiting list as reported by The Highline Times.

The waiting list has been frozen for the past 11 months as a result of sequestration, the automatic budget cuts to all federal programs that went into effect March 1, 2013.

The Section 8 program provides vouchers that enable the most vulnerable low-income families, including elderly and disabled individuals, to rent private apartments. KCHA currently provides assistance to about 11,000 households on any given night. A typical household has an average annual income of $13,846. Many of these families were already homeless, doubled-up or on the verge of becoming homeless when they received their voucher.

The most recent one night count of people living on the streets of Seattle and King County showed an increase from 2,736 in 2012 to 3,117 in 2013.