Friday, November 8, 2013

PHA Establishes Second Chance Program for Returning Citizens


In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) urged housing authorities to provide returning citizens with a second chance to become productive members of society under the Second Chance Act of 2007.  PHA's new Second Chance program is intended to address the housing barriers returning citizens face after incarceration. The new program will provide 10 Housing Choice vouchers for applicants who are in good standing in the federal Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) Program and Mayor Nutter's Office of Re-Integration Services (RISE) Program.

Federal Judge Timothy Rice, who helps administer the STAR program, told the PHA Board that everyone who benefits from the program is a City of Philadelphia resident. He also stated that participants in the Second Chance program are monitored very closely. “The program is based on having people come in to meet with you . . . every two weeks. They’re intensely monitored by U.S. probation and we provide not only counseling and encouragement, but also tangible assistance such as job placement, job training, and assistance with various programs,” Rice said. “It’s a basic fact of human dignity that everyone deserves their own place.” The judge noted that this innovative program has been hugely successful. About half of the people on federal parole have it revoked. Last year, 100 former inmates graduated from the STAR program and lowered the City’s recidivism rate from 18 percent to 14 percent. The federal court in Philadelphia is one of the first jurisdictions in the U.S. to run a specialty court geared toward the reentry of former inmates. The STAR program was founded in 2007 with the goal of decreasing the rate of violent crime in Philadelphia. 

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

HACN opens wait list for Delaware, Muskogee and Rogers counties


The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will temporarily open waiting list  in Delaware, Muskogee and Rogers counties. The waiting list will be open in those counties one day only, or until the first 25 applicants are filled. 
For more information, call the HACN at 918-456-5482.

Friday, October 4, 2013

HACC is now taking wait-list applications

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income families in the private rental market through the Housing Assistance Payments Program.  This program is a win-win for both the landlords and the tenants.  Landlords still have the ability to choose their tenants, but, if they select a tenant receiving rental assistance, they are assured of receiving a subsidy payment made directly to them.

At this time, the waitlist for the HCV program is closed and HACC is not accepting new applications.
The Housing Authority of Champaign County is accepting wait-list applications until the end of October.
Summited applications would be place on the wait-list for five-bedroom public housing units.

According to  a post on, HACC Executive Director Edward Bland said there's no telling when units will open, but applicants will be randomly selected if more than thirty applications are received. Bland says the organization runs a self-sufficiency program, and that all able-bodied participants between the ages 18-54 are expected to work part-time or be in school or work training. Residents who are disabled or over age 55 are exempt.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Section 8 program waiting list is now open in Berkeley

The Berkeley Housing Authority has opened the online application for the PROJECT-BASED SECTION 8 waitlist. In the Project-based Section 8 Program, rental assistance is tied to a specific unit. When an applicant's name reaches the top of the waitlist, he or she will be offered a unit at a property in Berkeley that has a Project-based unit vacancy. The waitlist process will close on Friday, October 26. Please visit: for details.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Randolph County Housing Authority, we administer vouchers to families in five West Virginia counties

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Randolph County Housing Authority, would be will begin accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program  to families in five West Virginia counties including Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Lewis and Pendleton.  

Those applying will enter waiting list, the elderly, disabled and veterans will be given preference. For more information, please see

Randolph County Housing Authority
4916 George Street
Chester, IL - 62233

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Schenectady accepting Application for Housing Choice Voucher program

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. Applications are accepted at the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, 375 Broadway,  through Friday September 20, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MSHDA HCV Waiting List remains open

If you need assistance in paying your rent, reside or work in a county with an open waiting list in Michigan, you may qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher program.

For a list of counties with open waiting list, visit the MSHD website

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Section 8 Waiting List Opens To Fort Lauderdale residents

Fort Lauderdale accepting Section 8 (HCV) applications

The Housing Choice Voucher  (Section 8 ) Program  is a federally funded program to help low income families to pay for safe and affordable housing. The Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority's is opening section 8 waiting list and will be accepting application. 

"The applications have to be postmarked by Sept. 20 and received by Sept. 26, 2013. A random lottery will be held on Oct. 4 at Sunnyreach Acres Community Center."  application available at  South Florida Sun-Sentinel website.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NRHA will be closing Housing Waiting List in September 2013

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) will  be closing their Low-Income Affordable Housing Waiting List for applicants in need of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:00 Noon. Applications for the 1 and 2 bedroom Family Communities must be received or post-marked no later than September 12, 2013.

Note: Visit the Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority website for more information

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Independence Center Opens Waiting List for Housing Vouchers

Section 8 HCV program waiting list opens in Colorado Spring

The Independence Center is opening its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for one day September 11th, to those who meet the

 Department of Health’s (DOH) disability preference, can verify their disability and are at least 18 years of age.Applications for the waiting list can be picked up at The Independence Center (729 S. Tejon St.) from August 12th to September 10th. 

Questions regarding the waiting list, application process or application submission can be directed to Becky Shute, Housing Specialist at The IC, at (719) 471-8181.

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