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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wait List Opening for Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale #HACFL

Section 8 #HACFL Opens their Wait List.

The #HACFL is opening their Section 8 or Plan Ocho waiting list as it plans to have a lottery to add 1,000 names to its backlog for the rental-assistance vouchers, which are paid for by HUD.

The application forms are only available via Sunday's Sun Sentinel and Thursday's Westside Gazette and Saturday's El Sentinel. The form copy is available at SunSentinel.com/Section8. The form has to be mailed in. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Boulder Housing Partners BHP Opens Section 8 Wait List!

Boulder Housing Partners BHP opened their Section 8 or Plan Ocho Housing Vouchers wait list on Monday April 9th and will remain open until April 27th, 2012. Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Boulder Housing Partners BHP expect to get 1,000 applications before the end of the lottery.

Getting Preference!

Each application will have an equal chance of being selected regardless of when they applied but applicants who:

  • Live or work in the City of Boulder.
  • Who are Elderly.
  • Have Disabilities.
  • Families with Children.
will get preference. People who don't meet the above criteria will have a very limited chance of being selected.

Contact Information

Note: If you do not have access to a computer you can request an application and mail the completed documents to the address specified earlier in this posting.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Section 8 Wait List Opening in Paterson, New Jersey.

As promised from our previous blog, we are covering Waiting List Opening Nationwide.

We just found out that Paterson Housing Authority in New Jersey is taking New Section 8 Applications until April 6th. Sorry for the late notice but there is still time.

Only 300 applications will be Processed!

It started April 2nd and will close April 6th, 2012 and will remain closed until further notice. The number of qualified applications added to the waiting list will be 300 giving local preference to applicants living and working in the City of Paterson, New Jersey.

Anyone Interested in Applying?

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

Only one application per White, 4 1/8 X 9 1/2" envelope for the Section 8 or Plan 8 Voucher program MUST be postmarked prior to midnight on April 6th, 2012.

If you need further 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.

Below is the form you must complete and mailed:


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:_____/___/2012
 
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.
 

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Section 8 Waiting List Openings in other Regions. Uh?

Should we cover Section 8 waiting list openings Nationwide?

We have been wrestling with this question for a while now! REIC is pretty connected to Section 8 Wait List openings in the Southeastern region, since a majority of our clients / readers are from South Florida. Should we care about other regions of the US concerning Section 8 Wait List Openings? YES! We should cover the whole US, Section 8 office by Section 8 office.

Here is our Justification!

Why is this important to our investors, blog readers and tenants? Miami Florida is the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. As a result, we have every nationality from these regions calling Miami, Florida their home. This does not mean they don't have relatives living in other parts of the United States.

Look at my background! I was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but I am calling Miami, Florida my current home. The rest of my family lives in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, California, etc.

A Section 8 or Plan 8 Wait List opening in New Jersey may not be important to the folks living in Miami but maybe their relatives in New Jersey could act on this information. Word of Mouth, Baby!

Here are several other reasons we feel we should cover all the Section 8 or Plan 8 Wait list Openings:

  • Section 8 Vouchers are Portable.
  • People don't like South Florida and want to move to another state or region.
  • Family Issues like death, health, divorce, empty nest, etc.
  • Better Jobs and Salaries.
  • Economic Hardship.
  • The Weather in South Florida! Hurricanes, Heat, Humidity…
  • Competition for the available Section 8 Vouchers and Wait List Openings.
We are sure you can add several other reasons why you want to move away or to South Florida.

So in the future we will be announcing Section 8 Waiting List Openings throughout the United States.

If you hear about any Section 8 Waiting List Openings please contact us at our email address below. We could use your help!

Oh by the way, below is a Section 8 Wait list Opening:

So starting today, we will TRY to cover all the Section 8 Wait List openings Nationwide.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) Opens Their
Section 8 or Plan 8 Waiting List.

The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) will accept 500 preliminary Section 8 applications for the Program's Waiting List on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

The Section 8 Wait List will only be available online at www.dbhaonline.org starting at 9:00 a.m. until 500 are submitted.

Any Section 8 submission that is not fully and accurately completed shall be void. Only one per household will be considered throughout the entire process. Anyone that submits more than ONE will be void.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS, FAXES, MAIL-INS, WALK-INS, E-MAILS, OR DROP OFF WILL BE ACCEPTED.

DBHA will only accept 500

Again, the preliminary waiting list will close once 500 applications are submitted online.

To qualify as an eligible family, the total household annual gross income must not exceed the very-low income limits, as shown below, for the household size.

Family Size: 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons
Very-Low Income $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800

Family Size: 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
Very-Low Income $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300

If you do not have computer access at home, you may go to a public library or any other place where computers are available to access this website to complete the application.

If you need reasonable accommodation for a special needs person, please contact the Center for Independent Living at 1-888-722-6400 or Deerfield Beach Housing Authority at 954-425-8449, five business days prior to the opening of the preliminary waiting list.

For the hearing impaired, please call TDD#1-800-955-8771.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Did You Know a Section 8 or Plan Ocho
Voucher is Portable?

While interviewing April Johnson from Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency MDPHA I heard the term "Portability" being used in our conversation. I was familiar with transferring vouchers but I never heard the term portability being used. I decided to ask her what exactly did this term mean.

April mentioned that any tenant that had a Section 8 Voucher in good standing, could live in the jurisdiction of a housing authority anywhere in the United States that is administering a tenant-based (Section 8 Voucher) program including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

But there are certain guidelines and facts that you must be aware of:

  • Don't take for granted that the rules are the same for each housing authority. Each PHA has its own rules, regulations and deadlines that you must follow.
  • Fair Market Rent limits or payment standards may be different for each Public Housing Office PHA. Remember they are calculated by Zip codes.
  • The utility allowance may be different and may affect the rent amount you pay. Florida utility bills are much higher than Puerto Rico. I know because I lived in both places.
  • Rental subsidy standards may be different. I can recall the differences in subsidy payments from Miami-Dade to Homestead Offices. These offices are in the same county.
  • The new housing authority will issue you a different voucher, which may change the size (number of bedrooms) that you maybe eligible for. I can't tell you how many times this issue would come up while discussing voucher transfers.
  • If you decided to transfer you have to re-verify your income and do a background check. One of my tenants was kick out of the program because her son, not her, was caught dealing drugs. You may open a can of worms for yourself.
  • If you are new to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, you may have a waiting period before you can transfer to another jurisdiction of a housing authority.
  • If you decide to use the portability option of your voucher, make sure you contact your home office to start the paper work. This may take a while so give yourself some time.
  • Oh yeah, you better have an idea of where you want to go! Your home office can't do much if you can't tell them where you are going. You may want to visit the new housing offices so you can get an idea what will be involved and GET contact information to present to your current HOME jurisdiction.
  • By moving you are going to incur changes in your cash flows; security deposit, rental down payment, different tax structure, cost of living changes, insurances, education, transportation...on and on and on.

What does "Portability" have to do with real estate investing you ask? Miami-Dade Florida is a popular destination for voucher transfers and can be another channel in your marketing efforts to get tenants into your rental properties.

Do you have any experience with Section 8 voucher transfers? If so, tell us about it in the comments area below!

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