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Section 8 Program Application

Pre-Application
Sex:
Marital Status:
I Consider Myself:
Current Address:
Current Address:
Street
Apt/Suite/Trlr #
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Mailing Address:
Mailing Address:
Street
Apt/Suite/Trlr #
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
(999)999-9999
(999)999-9999
(999)999-9999
$

Income Sources

$
Do you or any household member who will be living with you have the following sources of income?

Screening Process

Are any household members a U.S. Veteran?
Are any household members disabled or handicapped?
Have any household members been convicted of a crime?
Is any household member subject to a state sex offender registration program in any state?
Have any household members been evicted from a rental unit, moved while still owning rent and/or requested to repay money to a federal assisted housing program?
Are you currently receiving housing assistance?
Have any household members ever been a tenant of any housing authority or any other federal housing program?

Family Composition

Sex

Point System

Do you live in Nogales or Rio Rico
Are you currently working more than 20 hours per week?
Are you a victim of domestic violence
Are you homeless?
Are any household members 62 years or older
Are you a displaced family?

Documents

In order to process your application the following ORIGINAL documents are required for all family members

  1. Marriage License or Divorce Decree
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Driver’s License or Picture ID (18 Years or Older)
  5. Permanent Resident Alien Card, Passport or Naturalization Certificate
  6. Proof of Income (18 Years or Older)
  7. Proof of Current Address(Utility Bill or Rental Contract)
Maximum upload size: 104.86MB
PDF Files Only
I CERTIFY THAT ALL STATEMENTS ON MY PRE-APPLICATION ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE
IMPORTANT: THE APPLICATION DATE WILL REFLECT THE DATE RECEIVED. ONCE YOU ARE ON THE WAITING LIST, YOUR FILE WILL BE DROPPED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT CHANGES IN ADDRESS, INCOME, HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO ANY CORRESPONDENCE, UPDATE OR APPOINTMENT ETC., YOU MUST REAPPLY.

NOTE: PUBLIC HOUSING APPLICANTS ARE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL, RENTAL, AND CREDIT RECORD CHECKS DURING THE SCREENING PROCEES.
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Section 8 Choice Voucher Program

WHAT ARE HOUSING VOUCHERS?

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low- income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, town houses and apartments.

The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include type family’s current residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined by the PHA based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to US citizens and specified categories of a non-citizen who have eligible immigration status. In general the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. Bylaw, a PHA must provide 75 percent of its voucher to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the median income. Median income levels are published by HUD and vary by locations for your area and family size.

During the application process, the PHA will collect information with other local agencies, your employer and bank, and will use the information to determine program eligibility and the amount of the housing assistance payment.

If the PHA determines that your family is eligible, the PHA will put your name on a waiting list, unless it is able to assist you immediately. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, the PHA will contact you and issue you a housing voucher.

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are interested in applying for a voucher, contact the local PHA. For further assistance please contact the nearest HUD office.

LOCAL PREFERENCES AND WAITING LIST – WHAT ARE THEY AND DO THEY AFFECT ME?

Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limits resources available to HUD and local housing agencies, long waiting periods are common. In fact, a PHA may close its waiting list when it has more families on the list than can be assisted in the near future.

PHAs may establish local preferences for selecting applicants from its waiting list. For example, PHAs may give a preference to family who is (1) homeless or living in a substandard housing, (2) paying more than 50% of its income for rent, or (3) involuntarily displaced. Families who qualify for any such preferences move ahead of other families on the list who does not qualify for any preference. Each PHA has the discretion to establish local preferences to reflect the housing needs and of its particular community.

HOUSING VOUCHERS – HOW DO THEY FUNCTION?

The housing choice voucher program places the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. A very low-income family is selected by the PHA to participate is encouraged to consider several housing choices to secure the best housing for the family needs. A housing voucher holder is advised of the unit size for which it is eligible based on family size and composition.

The housing unit selected by the family must meet an acceptable level of health and safety before the PHA can approve the unit. When the voucher holder finds a unit that it wishes to occupy and reaches an agreement with the landlord over the lease terms, the PHA must inspect the dwelling and determine that the rent requested is reasonable.

The PHA determines a payment standard that is the amount generally needed to rent a moderately- priced dwelling unit in the local housing market and that is used to calculate the amount of the housing assistance a family will receive. However the payment standard does not limit and does not affect the amount of the rent a landlord may charge or the family may pay. A family, which receives a housing voucher, can select a unit with a rent that is below or above the payment standard. The housing voucher family must pay 30% of its monthly-adjusted gross income for rent and utilities, and if the unit rent is greater than the payment standard the family is required to pay the additional amount. By law, whenever a family may not pay more than 40% of its adjusted monthly income for rent.

THE RENT SUBSIDY

The PHA calculates the maximum amount of the housing assistance allowable. The maximum housing assistance is generally the lesser of the payment standard minus 30% of the family’s monthly-adjusted income or the gross rent for the unit minus 30% of monthly-adjusted income.

CAN I MOVE AND CONTINUE TO RECEIVE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER ASSISTANCE?

A family’s housing needs change over time with changes in the family size, job locations, and for other reasons. The housing choice voucher program is designed to allow families to move without the loss of housing assistance. Moves are permissible as long as the family notifies the PHA ahead of time, terminates its existing lease within the lease provisions, and finds acceptable alternate housing.

Under the voucher program, new voucher-holders may choose a unit anywhere in the United States if the if the family lived in the jurisdiction of the PHA issuing the voucher when the family applied for assistance. Those new voucher-holders not living in the jurisdiction for the first twelve months of assistance. A family that wishes to move to another PHA’s jurisdiction must consult with the PHA that wishes to move to another PHA that currently administers its housing assistance to verify the procedures for moving.

ROLES- THE TENANT, THE LANDLORD, THE HOUSING AGENCY AND HUD

Once a PHA approves an eligible family’s housing unit, the family and the landlord sign a lease and, at the same time, the landlord and the PHA sign a housing assistance payments contract that runs for the same term as the lease. This means that everyone– tenant, landlord and PHA– as obligations and responsibilities under the voucher program.

TENANT’S OBLIGATIONS: when a family selects a unit, and lease, the family signs a lease with the landlord for at least one year. The tenant may be required to pay a security deposit to the landlord. After a year the landlord may initiate a new lease or allow the family to remain in the unit on a month-to-month lease.

When a family is settled in a new home, the family is expected to comply with the lease and the program requirements, pay its share of rent on time, maintains the unit in good condition and notify the PHA of any changes in the income or family composition.

LANDLORD’S OBLIGATIONS: The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program’s housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. In addition, the

landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with the PHA.

HOUSING AUTHORITY’S OBLIGATIONS: The PHA administers the voucher program locally. The PHA provides a family with the housing assistance that enables the family to seek out suitable housing and the PHA enters into a contract with the landlord to provide housing assistance payments on behalf of the family. If the landlord fails to meet the owner’s obligations under the lease, the PHA has the right to terminate assistance payments. The PHA must reexamine the family’ s income and composition at least annually and must inspect each unit at least annually to ensure that it meets minimum housing quality standards.

HUD’S ROLE: To cover the cost of the program, HUD provides funds to allow PHAs to make housing assistance payments on behalf of the families. When additional funds become available to assist new families, HUD invites PHAs to submit applications for funds for additional housing vouchers. Applications are then reviewed and funds awarded to the selected PHAs on a competitive basis. HUD monitors PHA administration of the program to ensure program rules are properly followed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND OTHER SUBSIDY PROGRAMS
For additional information about the voucher program, contact either your local PHA serving your community or the Office of Public Housing within your local HUD office. There may be a long wait for assistance under the housing voucher program. If the PHA also administers the public housing program, applicants for the housing choice voucher may also ask to be placed on the waiting list for the public housing program. HUD also administers other subsidized programs and you may obtain a list of programs in your are from the office of Housing at your local HUD office.

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Policies

The section below contains department procedures and policies for compliance with municipal, state and federal regulations.

If you have any questions about the forms please call us so we can provide you with further information.

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Public Housing Program

The Nogales Housing Authority’s mission is to provide safe and sanitary housing conditions, for very low income and social upward mobility, to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. The City of Nogales owns and manages 226 public housing units located throughout the city. The public housing unit portfolio includes multi-unit housing complexes.

Eligibility

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The City of Nogales Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:

  1. Annual Gross Income
  2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. U.S. Citizenship or eligible immigration status

If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. Housing Authorities will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.

To apply:

Applications are currently being accepted for public housing. Pick up a form from Nogales Housing Authority Office, located at 951 N. Kitchen Street in Nogales fill it out, and deliver it back to the Nogales Housing Authority Office.

Application Process

The Housing Authority requires a written application to collect the following information to determine eligibility

  1. Name of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, and relationship to the family head
  2. Your present address and telephone number
  3. Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family’s suitability as a tenant
  4. An estimate of your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income
  5. The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the HA would need to verify your income and deductions, and to verify the family composition; and the NHA also may visit you in your home to interview you and your family members to see how you manage the upkeep of your current home.
Rent Determination

Your rent would be based on your family’s anticipated gross annual income fewer deductions, such as $480 for each dependent; $400 for any elderly family, or a person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with disabilities. The formula used in determining the Total Tenant Payment is the highest of the following, rounded to the nearest dollar.

  1. 30 percent of the monthly adjusted income. (Monthly Adjusted Income is annual income fewer deductions allowed by the regulations)
  2. 10 percent of monthly income
  3. $50 minimum rent
Property Management

The City’s public housing units are managed by City staff who are responsible for the day to day operations of the properties. The Housing Authority Office is located at 951 N Kitchen Street in Nogales.

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Administrative Plan

Administrative Plan

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Project Based Voucher Program Application

Pre-Application
Sex:
Marital Status:
I Consider Myself:
Current Address:
Current Address:
Street
Apt/Suite/Trlr #
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Mailing Address:
Mailing Address:
Street
Apt/Suite/Trlr #
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
(999)999-9999
(999)999-9999
(999)999-9999
$

Income Sources

$
Do you or any household member who will be living with you have the following sources of income?

Screening Process

Are any household members a U.S. Veteran?
Are any household members disabled or handicapped?
Have any household members been convicted of a crime?
Is any household member subject to a state sex offender registration program in any state?
Have any household members been evicted from a rental unit, moved while still owning rent and/or requested to repay money to a federal assisted housing program?
Are you currently receiving housing assistance?
Have any household members ever been a tenant of any housing authority or any other federal housing program?

Family Composition

Sex

Point System

Do you live in Nogales or Rio Rico
Are you currently working more than 20 hours per week?
Are you a victim of domestic violence
Are you homeless?
Are any household members 62 years or older
Are you a displaced family?

Documents

In order to process your application the following ORIGINAL documents are required for all family members

  1. Marriage License or Divorce Decree
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Driver's License or Picture ID (18 Years or Older)
  5. Permanent Resident Alien Card, Passport or Naturalization Certificate
  6. Proof of Income (18 Years or Older)
  7. Proof of Current Address(Utility Bill or Rental Contract)
Maximum upload size: 104.86MB
PDF Files Only
I CERTIFY THAT ALL STATEMENTS ON MY PRE-APPLICATION ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE
IMPORTANT: THE APPLICATION DATE WILL REFLECT THE DATE RECEIVED. ONCE YOU ARE ON THE WAITING LIST, YOUR FILE WILL BE DROPPED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT CHANGES IN ADDRESS, INCOME, HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO ANY CORRESPONDENCE, UPDATE OR APPOINTMENT ETC., YOU MUST REAPPLY.

NOTE: PUBLIC HOUSING APPLICANTS ARE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL, RENTAL, AND CREDIT RECORD CHECKS DURING THE SCREENING PROCEES.
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Public Housing Pre-Application

Pre-Application
Sex:
Marital Status:
I Consider Myself:
Current Address:
Current Address:
Street
Apt/Suite/Trlr #
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Mailing Address:
Mailing Address:
Street
Apt/Suite/Trlr #
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
(999)999-9999
(999)999-9999
(999)999-9999
$

Income Sources

$
Do you or any household member who will be living with you have the following sources of income?

Screening Process

Are any household members a U.S. Veteran?
Are any household members disabled or handicapped?
Have any household members been convicted of a crime?
Is any household member subject to a state sex offender registration program in any state?
Have any household members been evicted from a rental unit, moved while still owning rent and/or requested to repay money to a federal assisted housing program?
Are you currently receiving housing assistance?
Have any household members ever been a tenant of any housing authority or any other federal housing program?

Family Composition

Sex

Point System

Do you live in Nogales or Rio Rico
Are you currently working more than 20 hours per week?
Are you a victim of domestic violence
Are you homeless?
Are any household members 62 years or older
Are you a displaced family?

Documents

In order to process your application the following ORIGINAL documents are required for all family members

  1. Marriage License or Divorce Decree
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Driver's License or Picture ID (18 Years or Older)
  5. Permanent Resident Alien Card, Passport or Naturalization Certificate
  6. Proof of Income (18 Years or Older)
  7. Proof of Current Address(Utility Bill or Rental Contract)
Maximum upload size: 104.86MB
PDF Files Only
I CERTIFY THAT ALL STATEMENTS ON MY PRE-APPLICATION ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE
IMPORTANT: THE APPLICATION DATE WILL REFLECT THE DATE RECEIVED. ONCE YOU ARE ON THE WAITING LIST, YOUR FILE WILL BE DROPPED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT CHANGES IN ADDRESS, INCOME, HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO ANY CORRESPONDENCE, UPDATE OR APPOINTMENT ETC., YOU MUST REAPPLY.

NOTE: PUBLIC HOUSING APPLICANTS ARE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL, RENTAL, AND CREDIT RECORD CHECKS DURING THE SCREENING PROCEES.
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Procurement Policy

Resolution-2009-06-02

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Public Housing Section 8 HCV

Section 8 HCV Program is currently CLOSED

The Nogales Housing Authority’s mission is to provide safe and sanitary housing conditions, for very low income and social upward mobility, to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. The City of Nogales owns and manages 226 public housing units located throughout the city. The public housing unit portfolio includes multi-unit housing complexes.

Eligibility

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The City of Nogales Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:

  1. Annual Gross Income
  2. Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
  3. U.S. Citizenship or eligible immigration status

If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. Housing Authorities will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.

To apply:

Applications are currently being accepted for public housing. Pick up a form from Nogales Housing Authority Office, located at 951 N. Kitchen Street in Nogales fill it out, and deliver it back to the Nogales Housing Authority Office.

Application Process

The Housing Authority requires a written application to collect the following information to determine eligibility

  1. Name of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, and relationship to the family head
  2. Your present address and telephone number
  3. Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family’s suitability as a tenant
  4. An estimate of your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income
  5. The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the HA would need to verify your income and deductions, and to verify the family composition; and the NHA also may visit you in your home to interview you and your family members to see how you manage the upkeep of your current home.

Rent Determination

Your rent would be based on your family’s anticipated gross annual income fewer deductions, such as $480 for each dependent; $400 for any elderly family, or a person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with disabilities. The formula used in determining the Total Tenant Payment is the highest of the following, rounded to the nearest dollar.

  1. 30 percent of the monthly adjusted income. (Monthly Adjusted Income is annual income fewer deductions allowed by the regulations)
  2. 10 percent of monthly income
  3. $50 minimum rent

Property Management

The City’s public housing units are managed by City staff who are responsible for the day to day operations of the properties. The Housing Authority Office is located at 951 N Kitchen Street in Nogales.