Participants must be homeless (HUD Definition) with priority given to people who meet the HUD definition of Chronic and/or the Campaign’s definition of vulnerable homeless. • Family with at least one child under 19 • Ambulatory and not requiring hospital or nursing home care • Source of Income or pending SSI/SSDI (income limits may also apply • TB clearance • Agree to be nonviolent • Agree not to use or sell drugs or illegal substances on the premises • Agree to treat other tenants, staff and the property with respect • Agree to obey fire and other safety regulations • Agree to pay rent on time and keep the unit habitable • Agree to provide access to the apartment for annual recertification • Have not been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine on federally assisted housing property • Are not a convicted sex offender subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a State sex offender registration program • Do not have a history of serious violence such as fire-‐starting or serial rape or behaviors that would put other tenants in jeopardy. Applicants with a history of other violence or illegal activity must demonstrate how the causal factors have been addressed.
To apply for the program, an in-depth assessment must be completed to determine eligibility and level of services needed. Once approved, participants must comply with a standard lease agreement.
Rental Assistance - Participant Rent
The program participant's rent must be equal to the highest of:
30% of the family's monthly adjusted income
10% of the family's gross income or
portion of welfare payments specifically designated by the public welfare agency to meet the family's housing cost