Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin
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Description of Service
Provision of rental assistance payments for eligible families leasing from participating landlords.
A credit report and criminal background check are completed for each adult residing in the household. Reports of drug related offenses and violent criminal activity can exclude an individual or family from the Section 8 Program.
Eligible families are given a Voucher, which can be used to rent an apartment or house from a participating landlord. Under the program, the tenant pays between 30% - 40% of their adjusted gross monthly income in rent at initial lease up. The Housing Authority pays the remainder of the negotiated rent directly to the landlord under a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract.
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1) Must qualify as a family - A FAMILY may be defined as a single person or a group of persons; may or may not have children; a group of persons consisting of two or more elderly persons or disabled persons living together; or one or more elderly or disabled persons living with a live-in aide. The Housing Authority determines whether any other group of persons qualifies as a “family.”