Paterson Housing Authority, NJ taking applications


Housing Authority Taking New Section 8 Applications

From now until April 6, the Paterson Housing Authority will be taking applications from people who wish to be placed on its Department of Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list.

Housing officials announced that the list will be open from April 2nd through April 6th and after that time the list will be closed until further notice.

The housing authority is giving local preference to applicants who live, work or have been notified they will be working in the City of Paterson. The Housing Authority has established a limit of 300 applications that will be selected for placement on the Section 8 waiting list based on a lottery system selection process.

All applications not selected during the Lottery Selection process will be discarded. The Housing Choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low income families, the elderly and the disabled to get affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private housing market.

Anyone interested in applying for the Section 8 Voucher Program should complete and send the attached form to: Section 8 DCD Housing Choice Voucher Program Paterson Housing Authority P.O. Box 1949 Paterson, New Jersey 07509.

Please be advised that your application (only one application per White, 4 1/8 by 9 1/2″ envelope) for the Section 8 Voucher program MUST be postmarked prior to midnight on April 6th, 2012. If you need assistance in completing the pre-application process because of a disability, please contact Donna Nelson-Ivy, Director of Health and Human Services, City of Paterson, at 973 321-1242 during the period that the Authority will accept pre-applications.

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT ANY OF THE PATERSON HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICES.

Copies of this ad and application may be obtained free of charge at the following locations:

Paterson Public Library-Broadway,

Paterson Public Library-Main Street in South Paterson,

Hispanic Multi-Purpose Center 933 E 23rd Street, Paterson

Riverside Veterans Hall 165 5th Avenue, Paterson,

Paterson Success Center 79 Ellison Street, Paterson.

Paterson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program Preliminary Application Applicant Information Name: _________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________ City, State and Zip Code:____________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ Household members: 1._______________________________SSN#_________________________ 2._______________________________SSN#_________________________ 3._______________________________SSN#_________________________ 4._______________________________SSN#_________________________ 5._______________________________SSN#_________________________ 6._______________________________SSN#_________________________ Annual Income for entire household: $_________________________ White _________ Black/African __________ American_____American Indian/Alaskan Native_____Asian_____ Native Hawaiian/or other Pacific Islander_________ Hispanic or Latino________Not Hispanic or Latino_________ Please be advised that you may include additional information on a blank sheet of paper should you need space for additional family members. Please include names and the respective social security number for each household member. Signature/Head of Household_________________________________________ Date:____________________

All Applications must be postmarked prior to midnight of April 6th, , 2012. All applications not selected during the Lottery Process will be discarded. The PHA will not accept applications at any of our offices, they must be mailed to: PO Box 1949, Paterson NJ 07509.

“Landlord Fair” set for CHATTANOOGA, TN


“Landlord Fair” set for Harriet Tubman, Emma Wheeler residents

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The Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is hosting its second Landlord Fair on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. It will take place at CHA’s Central Office located at 801 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

This Landlord Fair is designed to connect public housing residents from Harriet Tubman Development and Emma Wheeler Homes with landlords who have properties available for rent.  Landlords are invited to bring pictures of their properties, applications, brochures and other materials for residents to review.

CHA is continuing to assist Tubman residents with locating other affordable housing as they prepare to phase down and sell the 440-unit public housing complex.  Officials are also reaching out to Emma Wheeler residents, who are being relocated in phases as the agency prepares to renovate 50 of its 340 units. Construction work is scheduled to start in June.

The Section 8 program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The program allows eligible families and individuals with low incomes to receive vouchers to find their own housing in the private market.

CHA, which administers the program locally, pays a subsidy to the landlord on behalf of the participant.  The family then pays the difference between the rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by Section 8.

CHA’s Section 8 program administers 3,288 vouchers and has about 1,200 landlords.  The waiting list is currently closed, and no new applications are being accepted for the program at this time.

Glenn County, CA Subsidies Available

Section 8 housing subsidy applications are available for Glenn County residents needing assistance with their rental payments.

They will be provided to individuals and families who need either short- or long-term housing subsidies.

The applications are numbered and can be obtained at both the Willows and Orland HRA offices.

Those interested in picking up a Section 8 application should call the Glenn County Human Resource Agency at 934-6510 or visit its Willows office at 420 East Laurel St., or the Orland Office at 620 E. Walker St.

Lackawanna, PA Housing voucher list open

Lackawanna Housing on Tuesday opened its doors to more than 160 people waiting for assistance from the program, which had been closed since April 30, 2010.

In all, Lackawanna Housing handed out 355 applications Tuesday, mirroring a continued increase in demand for the assistance.

The agency on Tuesday opened the program after it had worked through a waiting list with more than 600 applicants.

It plans to provide additional applications today to about 500.

Lackawanna Housing, however, can keep providing applications until a legal notice is placed in the newspaper to announce the program’s closure, said Executive Director James Dartt.

In a report released Tuesday, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania said households in Lackawanna County must earn $12.08 per hour – or $25,120 per year – in order to afford a two-bedroom unit at a local fair market rent of $628. Meeting those costs requires a local minimum wage-earner to work 67 hours per week year-round, according to the report.

Ms. Cianflone said applicants will now be interviewed, adding proof of residency is necessary.

Lackawanna Housing opens today at 8 a.m.. It closes at 4 p.m.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/section-8-voucher-program-opened-by-lackawanna-housing-1.1285530#ixzz1p6bfWTIk

County of Humboldt, California waiting list is open

The Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt (HACH) began accepting completed applications for its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Rental Assistance Program waiting list on Tuesday, March 13.

As the number of Section 8 vouchers is limited, HACH will place no more than 1,500 names on its waiting list. Successful applicants will be selected by date and time of receipt of completed application, with the following preferences (if applicable) being utilized:

Working Family

Senior (age 62 or older)

Person with Disability

Veteran

Resident of Humboldt County

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applicants will be notified of their placement (or non-placement) on the waiting list within forty-five days of receipt of the completed application.

For information about the application process, please call the HACH at (707) 443-4583 ext. 230. Applications will become available on March 13, and can be picked up at the HACH office. All completed applications must be returned in person at the HACH office or mailed with a postmark no later than the end of the open period. Required documentation to be submitted with completed application must include; Copies of Social Security card and birth certificate for all household members. Copy of state issued identification card for all household members 18 years or age and older. All documentation submitted must be legible.

Applicants who receive a voucher are required to live in Humboldt County for their first year on the program.

The West Hartford Housing Authority is pleased to announce the launch of its new WordPress-based website

West Hartford, CT (PRWEB) December 09, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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The West Hartford Housing Authority is pleased to announce the launch of its new WordPress-based website at: http://westhartfordha.org. The dramatically redesigned website, new logo, and recently launched Facebook page embody the WHHA’s commitment to progress and the growing needs of its clients.

The new website will offer visitors better organized, user-friendly navigation, photos of WHHA housing developments, and a wealth of information about the WHHA that was not previously available on the website. Using the new website, visitors can learn how to apply for housing and explore the programs and services offered by WHHA. The West Hartford Housing Authority staff will be continuously updating the website in an effort to keep applicants, residents, and others in the community informed of WHHA news, events, and developments.

“We are excited about our new website and our new logo,” said George Howell, Executive Director of the WHHA. “This new website allows the WHHA to present its various housing options, as well as the opportunity to better serve our clients.”

Other features of the new website include:

  • Extensive information about the housing developments and subsidy programs offered by the WHHA.
  • Details about the WHHA, including bylaws, a complete staff directory, Board of Commissioners meeting minutes and agendas, and frequently asked questions.
  • Resources and other information for persons interested in applying for WHHA housing programs.
  • The ability for existing applicants to check their status on any of the WHHA’s waiting lists.
  • Updated lists of available units for rent offered by local landlords for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program participants.
  • Photos and information about each WHHA owned or operated housing development.
  • Links and contact information for important local, state and federal agencies.

For additional information, visit the new website at http://westhartfordha.org and the WHHA Facebook page at http://facebook.com/westhartfordha

About the West Hartford Housing Authority

The mission of the WHHA is to create and preserve housing opportunities in the Greater West Hartford region and help residents to maintain their independence. The WHHA achieves this by managing affordable quality housing and providing housing assistance services. The West Hartford Housing Authority’s programs are administered in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Alaska wants special housing voucher for domestic violence

After observing just who was applying most often for the Section 8 voucher program, Governor Sean Parnell of Alaska is proposing $1.3 million for housing aid for victims of domestic violence in Alaska.

The problem with the current list is a combination of a long waiting list and almost no turnover in the program.

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If approved, it could help an estimated 150 families for a year.

The main purpose of the program will be to remove the victims and any children from violent situations as soon as possible while providing a cushion in which they can rebuild their shattered lives.

Since this is a temporary measure to help those in need get back on their feet, a time limit of perhaps two years on the program is being suggested.

Also proposed such things as screening and services for children exposed to violence, continued aid to shelters and prevention programs and special supervision of domestic violence felons.

Otherwise, the housing choice voucher will operate pretty much the same as any other HUD voucher.

Details of the program, which would be run through the Alaska Housing Finance Corp., or AHFC, are still being worked out.

Source:

The Republic

Jersey City woman becomes Hudson’s first home purchaser through Section 8 program

Betty Ellis, 53, closed on the purchase of a single-family home on McAdoo Avenue in the Greenville section of Jersey City, becoming the first person in Hudson County to purchase a home through the Section 8 Homeownership Program.

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The program, created in 2003, allows vouchers for monthly rent payments to be applied toward some ownership expenses, including principal and interest on the mortgage, insurance, taxes, utilities and other homeownership expenses.

Qualifying for the program is difficult due to housing prices and finding a house that meets the requirements of the program. The house must be affordable and in good condition.

The $82,000 home under a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with payments in line with Ellis’s voucher amount, $925 per month. She had to pay around $2,700 that she had saved to cover the closing costs.

A spokesman from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s office in Newark said there have been 492 homeownership closings in New Jersey since 2003.

The department has encouraged housing authorities to administer homeownership programs, but has not required it. A total of 29 housing authorities across the state have had ownership closings since the program’s inception. The program in New Jersey is administered by the Department of Community Affairs.

Individuals take classes that include credit counseling, mortgage financing, and budgeting to learn how to use money in order to finalize the purchase of their home.

Tucson reopening Section 8 waiting list from Dec 13 – 15, 2011

Tucson’s Housing and Community Development department is re-opening the waiting list for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program from December 13, 2011 til December 15, 2011. This will be the first time that it has been opened since 2008.

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Applications must be submitted by December 15 in order to be entered into the eligible applicants waiting list.

Everyone who applies will be given the same chance to be put on the waiting list regardless of which date the application was submitted.

 Tucson Housing Authority is expecting about 5,000 applications to be submitted during the three-day window.

They currently provides assistance to about 5,200 clients with another 700 already on the waiting list.

There are two ways to apply, mailing in a paper application or applying online (paper applications cannot be dropped off in person).

Call the Section 8 Office at 520-791-4739.

Apply online at the Tucson Housing Authority.

Paper applications will be available at all 27 Pima County libraries as well as various community centers and the Section 8 housing office.

  • 310 N. Commerce Park Loop.
  • Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress
  • Archer Center, 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd.
  • Catalina Community Center, 16562 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina
  • Cavigilia Arivaca Library, 17050 W. Arivaca Rd., Arivaca
  • Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Way
  • El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd.
  • El Rio Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
  • Geasa Marana Library ,13370 N. Lon Adams Rd., Marana
  • Joyner Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley
  • Kino Community Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way
  • Northwest Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave.
  • Picture Rocks Community Center 5615 N. Sanders Rd.
  • Pima County Community Services, 120 Estrella Ave., Ajo
  • Randolph Recreation Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way
  • Swetland Community Center 1550 S. Sahuarita Park Rd., Sahuarita
  • Pascua Center, 785 W. Sahuaro St.
  • Quincie Douglas Center, 1575 E. 36th St.
  • Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Section 8 Fraud in Seattle

Lyudmila Shimonova has a $1272 voucher in Seattle, Washington for her and her two children.

She also receives a monthly Social Security check as well as TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).

The problem?

She does not financially qualify for any of it.

In fact, those Housing Authority was actually making payments for her husband for her housing.

A fact that neither she nor her husband, David Silverstein, a Seattle chiropractor, disclosed as was apt.

And the house that they were “renting” is a $1.2 million, three-bedroom, 2,300-square-foot home on waterfront property Lake Washington.

All in all, the feds are saying that the couple collected more than $135,000 in welfare since 2003.

And what were they doing with that “extra” money.

Apparently living it up with trips to Moscow, Paris, Israel, Turkey, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, according to the travel records of the Department of Homeland Security.

Shimonova actually claimed that she lived alone with her two children and that her assets were less than $5000.

Yet Silverstein listed the house as his primary residence on his driver’s license and passport.

Suspiciously, however, he listed his office as his home address on her application for housing assistance.

He also publicly acknowledged Shimonova as his wife.

A report of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle for the 2010 fiscal year listed “Mila and Dr. David Silverstein” as donors.

In addition, Shimonova also failed to mention the bank accounts in her name which safely resided tens of  thousands of dollars.

Prosecutors are also seeking tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

The lawsuit seeks to have the couple pay $11,000 in fines for each false claim the couple made.

The U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment on whether criminal charges are forthcoming.

Source:

USA Today