Belmont Housing Authority Waiting List is Open

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Waiting list application will be accepted in person at the BMHA Administrative office located at 300 Perry Street, Buffalo NY 14204 from 8:00am until 4:30pm on Tuesday June 19th and Wednesday June 20th.

Starting Thursday June 21, applications will be accepted at the BMHA Housing Assistance Office located at 245 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY.

Please see this notice for more information:

 BMHA Waiting List Notice

 BMHA Wait List Application


Wakulla County relocation of the Housing Services offices

English: Seal of Wakulla County, Florida.

English: Seal of Wakulla County, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners announces the relocation of the Housing Services offices. Meridian Community Services Group and Capital Area Community Action Agency administer the County’s housing programs and has most recently moved from the BOCC Annex on Crescent Way.

Meridian Community Services Group administers the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Meridian will be available to assist the public on Thursdays at 1:00p.m.–4:00p.m., at the BOCC Complex, Administration Building, 3093 Crawfordville Highway, and can also be reached at (850) 877-1908.

In addition, Capital Area Community Action Agency administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and has relocated to The Barry Buildings, 3295 Crawfordville Highway, Building #4. Capital Area Community Action Agency will be open Monday-Thursday at 8:00a.m.–5:00p.m. (Closed 12Noon–2:00p.m. daily), and can also be reached by phone at (850) 926-3122.

If you have any questions related to this story, please contact Jessica Welch, Public Information Office at (850) 926-0919 ext. 407.

Unexpected Glitches in Sacremento’s Online Housing Application Process

There were a few unexpected glitches that occurred with Sacramento’s online Section 8 housing application process.

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This map shows the incorporated and unincorporated areas in Sacramento County, California, highlighting Sacramento in red. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The intense interest, combined with new rules that people must file applications online only, have produced a few snafus this week.

Social service agencies have been fielding many calls from clients who are confused about how to get a place on the list, which opened at 12:01 a.m. Monday and will continue taking applications around the clock through Friday night.
Housing applicants flooded into the Sacramento County Public Library’s branch in North Sacramento wanting to use public computers.
The wait for computers was three hours on Tuesday, about three times longer than normal.
Other branches had a smattering of housing applicants.
 Staffers can help them log onto the SHRA website but cannot answer specific questions for privacy reasons.
A very serious problem faced by SHRA on Tuesday was dealing with the effects of a scam targeting people who want to be on the list.
Bogus websites are asking applicants for credit cards or offering to sell them a credit report.
If you are eligible, you may apply for those coveted spots at SHRA’s website,

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The competition to log onto the county housing authority’s website and file an application was stiff as thousands of people were jamming the site, and it took hours to sign on.

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Sacremento County Section 8 list open

Through 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 8, SHRA will be accepting new online applications for federally subsidized housing, previously known as Section 8 and now called the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

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Official seal of County of Sacramento (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Applications will be taken around the clock Monday through Friday, and no priority will be given to those who are the first to apply. Eligibility is based primarily on income. To qualify, a family’s income generally cannot exceed 50 percent of the median household income of Sacramento County. For a family of four, annual income must be less than $38,050.

Once the application deadline passes, 3,000 families will be selected through a random computerized process to join the waiting list. They will be notified when housing becomes available.

This year, for the first time, applications will be accepted online only, through computers, smartphones and the like. People without such devices can visit area libraries, which will be staffed to help people get to the website and fill out the short application.

Those who manage to get a coveted place on the waiting list may have to wait as long as two years until suitable housing becomes available.

For more information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, go to Applications to get onto the subsidized housing waiting list can be filed from Monday through June 8 at the site.

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In March 2012, over 50 Section 8 participants and Public Housing residents submitted applications for the Housing Authority Resident (HAR) Scholarship to the CDF.

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An entrance to Cal State Long Beach. Long Beach, CA, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Each applicant was carefully screened and 21 awardees were selected to receive grants valued at $750 or $1,000 to be used to attend a 4-year university, community college, or vocational program.

The scholarship awards can be used toward tuition, books, equipment such as computers, and any other school related expense.

The Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation (CDF) awarded 21 individuals who participate in the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles’ (HACoLA) Public Housing and Section 8 programs received assistance to help make their educational and career goals a reality.

This year’s awardees will attend 4-year universities such as the University of California at Santa Cruz, California State University, Long Beach, California State University, San Marcos, and Howard University, as well as local campuses including East Los Angeles, Cerritos, and Citrus Community Colleges.

Students will pursue careers in law, social work, nursing, and nuclear physics, among others.

Although the awardees have diverse backgrounds and career plans, their commonality lies in their resiliency to overcome extreme challenges in pursuit of an education and career that will transform their lives.

For more information on the CDF, or the HAR Scholarship fund, please contact Jennifer Blackwell-Trotter at (323) 838-7730. All media inquiries can be directed to Elisa Vásquez, Public Information Officer for HACoLA, at (323) 890-7415.

Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Section 8 tenants repay fraud

Section 8 tenants with the Chattanooga Housing Authority will be allowed only one chance to repay money owed because of fraud.

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Official seal of Chattanooga, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those caught twice in fraud will lose their housing vouchers, regardless of the amount owed.

The CHA has investigated about 900 cases of voucher fraud since 2004 and about $1 million has been lost, officials said. A very small portion of that has been recovered through criminal or civil courts.

CHA board members voted this month to implement the policy change to prevent fraud, one of several changes passed to crack down on fraud and to promote safety and uniformity among all housing sites and properties involving CHA.

Other changes include forbidding trampolines on public housing sites and reducing the number of eviction notices from four to two.

All CHA policy changes are published in the agency’s administrative plan

Hope House of Fremont County to open transitional housing center

The Know No Greater Love Street Outreach Ministry doing business as Hope House of Fremont County will open a transitional housing center June 1 at 431 Harrison Ave. to help those less fortunate.

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The program includes a life-skill class, such as budgeting, dealing with depression, dealing with anger, how to prepare meals and a Christian recovery program.

In addition, several people from the community will offer Bible studies.

Rooms are available for rent, starting at $150 per month for those who shares a room or $300 for an individual room.

The rent includes utilities, Internet and the phone. There will be a computer lab set up so they can do job searches.

Residents are expected to work in the facility and participate in programs.

 It is not a locked facility so they can come and go as they please.

The organizers also need items, including gently used clothing, food, twin beds, sheets, pillows, table lamps, mattress pad covers, towels and anything else needed to operate a home.

For more information, call Enriquez at 289-0762.

Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) to slightly modify its preference structure Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) plans to slightly modify its preference structure for the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

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The proposed change would create a “super” priority for residents of BHA Public Housing developments to receive a Sec. 8 voucher, in extreme circumstances where their tenancy with the BHA is at risk through no fault of their own.

This change is not expected to impact awards of Sec. 8 assistance.

The BHA’s other priorities and preferences will not change.

A copy of the BHA’s Sec. 8 policies including the proposed change is available at 90 Longwood Avenue, Suite 1, Brookline, MA during normal business hours.

Any comments on the proposed change are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25 and should be addressed to Carole Brown, Sec. 8 Director.

A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at the above address on Tuesday June 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., in conjunction with the previously advertised public hearing on the BHA’s Annual Plan.

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority taking Section 8 applications

The Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority will be taking applications for the Section 8 waiting list by mail only through June 8.

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Map of school districts in Geauga County with township and municipal boundaries superimposed. Original school district map from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio website Geauga County school district names are outlined in white. Portions of school districts from neighboring counties are indicated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Applications will not be accepted in person or by fax and will not be considered if received after June 8.

A copy of photo ID and Social Security card must be provided with the application. Any questions may be directed to 440-286-7413, ext. 100.

More information about the Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found by clicking here.

Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) second lottery

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The Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) will have a second lottery to draw 75 additional tickets from the pool of applicants that applied for Section 8 housing in October 2010.

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Housing estate pathway A grey and damp day does little for this section of the housing estate off Vivian Road. This path runs between Coleman Close and Gregory Close. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The drawing will take place on Wed., May 23, at 2 p.m. at CHA’s Central Office at 801 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

Applicants do not have to be present at the drawing.

A list of the ticket numbers drawn will be posted online at

The list will also be available to view at all of CHA’s public housing communities and Central Office from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.