Parma Public Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
The Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) rental assistance program is one of the federal government’s major programs for helping low income families obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing. In the Section 8 program, PPHA provides families with financial assistance so that the family can afford to rent a unit owned by a private landlord.
PPHA Housing Choice Voucher Program currently funds 742 families.
Our goal is to expand housing opportunities for Section 8 families in then areas that have not traditionally participated in the Housing Choice Voucher program. This goal includes improving rental assistance in other quality, well-maintained residential and multi-unit neighborhoods.
Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
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The Section 8 Waiting List Is Currently Closed.
Please check back periodically for any updates.
Note: The Agency
does not foresee the waiting list re-opening until 2014 or 2015.
Housing Choice Voucher Program applications are taken only periodically. Public service announcements and newspaper notices alert prospective participants when applications will be accepted.
All applicants for public housing must be 18 years of age or older and must provide the following information when placing an application:
- Photo ID for all family members 18 years of age and older;
- Birth Certificate and Social Security Card for each family member residing in the unit;
- Copy of Marriage License (if applicable);
- Proof and Source of income for each family member.
How Families Are Selected To Participate
The following requirements must be met by families before they are enrolled in the Housing Choice Voucher program:
- Qualify as a family under the PHA Guidelines;
- The Head of Household or spouse is at least 18 years of age or emancipated minor under state law;
- Gross Family Income must not exceed the income limits set by HUD;
- A citizen of the United States of America or a non-citizen that has eligible immigration status;
- All family members must be clear of any history of criminal activity involving drug or alcohol abuse or crimes of physical violence to persons or property;
- In addition, the family must also have a history of meeting financial obligations to creditors and prior landlords; and references from previous landlords must indicate there is no record of disturbance to neighbors, destruction of property or poor housekeeping habits.
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