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Jan 03

Fill a Box with Socks!

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 9:25 am by Dawn Corrigan

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Dec 28

How to Apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) - In Spanish and English

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 10:52 am by Dawn Corrigan

¿QUÉ ES EL PROGRAMA DE VOCES DE LA SELECCIÓN DE LA VIVIENDA DE LA SECCIÓN 8?

El Programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda de
la Sección 8 le permite a familias de muy bajos ingresos encontrar una unidad de vivienda de la elección de la familia donde el dueño acepta alquilar bajo el programa.

¿CÓMO ME INSCRIBO?

Las aplicaciones se toman sólo por teléfono. Las solicitudes se toman una vez al mes el segundo miércoles de cada mes excluyendo los días festivos llamando al 850-858-0340. Los solicitantes deben tener 18 años de edad y deben proporcionar el nombre completo del jefe de familia, su número de seguro social, fecha de nacimiento, dirección postal
y número de teléfono.

Los solicitantes de jefes de hogar y ancianos y / o discapacitados pueden llamar a la línea de solicitud
el segundo jueves de cada mes, excluyendo los días festivos. Se debe proveer documentación de discapacidad y / o documentación de edad (62 años
o más) antes de colocarse en la lista de espera.

Las llamadas telefónicas se aceptan a partir de las 7:00 am y continúan hasta que se hayan tomado un mínimo de 25 solicitudes. Se envía a los solicitantes una solicitud preliminar para completar y devolver para determinar la elegibilidad y la fecha de colocación en la lista de espera.

¿CUÁNTO TIEMPO ES LA LISTA DE ESPERA?

Actualmente hay un período de espera de aproximadamente 18-24 meses.
WHAT IS THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program allows very low income families to find a housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.

           
HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications are taken only over the telephone. Applications are taken once a month on the second Wednesday of each month excluding holidays by calling 850-858-0340. Applicants must be 18 years of age and must provide the full name of the head of household and his or her social security number, date of birth, mailing address, and telephone number.

Elderly and/or disabled head of household applicants may also call the application line on the second Thursday of each month excluding holidays. Documentation of disability and / or documentation of age (62 or older) must be provided prior to placement on the waiting list.

Telephone calls are accepted beginning at 7:00 a.m. and continue until a minimum of 25 applications have been taken. Applicants are mailed a preliminary application to complete and return in order to determine eligibility and date of placement on the waiting list.

HOW LONG IS THE WAITING LIST?

There is currently a waiting period of approximately 18-24 months.

Thank you to Housing Specialist Mary Nathan for providing the Spanish-language instructions.
Nov 14

Tips for a “Less Stress, More Success” Move

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 10:57 am by Dawn Corrigan

By Vicki Mullins, Senior Housing Specialist

Part of Pensacola Housing’s mission is to ensure that there’s a sufficient supply of affordable housing stock in our community to meet the needs of our low-income residents. For participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), this means housing that’s decent, safe and sanitary in accordance with Housing Quality Standards (HQS). It also means housing that meets the specific needs of voucher families, which can change over time. Sometimes, that means using your voucher to move to a different unit.

Moving can be one of our most stressful transitions in life. The checklists below are designed to help you prepare for your move, and to provide a quick overview of how to move with your voucher.

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