Tenants

The Town of Huntington Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is closed at this time.  If you filed an application while it was open please click HERE to view your current status.

Family self-sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that encourages communities to develop local strategies to help voucher families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidies are provided to landlords on behalf of families that are eligible low-income families.

Who We Are

The Town of Huntington Housing Authority will place a notice on its’ website and in the legal notice section of the local newspaper to advise the public that applications are available. Applications are only available to the public during open enrollment periods. Moving forward, an applicant is entered into the database using the date and time the application is received. As such, each application will be ranked on the waiting list in the order in which the application is received.

 

Eligibility Requirements - Tenant Admission and Occupancy Criteria

Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidies are provided to landlords on behalf of families that are eligible low-income families at the time of their admission by the landlords to the program. Under the Housing Act, "low income families" are defined as those families whose annual incomes do not exceed eighty percent (80%) of the median income for the area in which the project is located, adjusted for family size, as determined by HUD at least annually.

Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, tenant selection is regarded as the responsibility of the owner of an assisted mortgaged property, subject to compliance by such owner with the applicable income eligibility criteria and certain occupancy requirements, including those pertaining to projects designated for elderly and non-elderly disabled families. In addition, applicable HUD regulations restrict the availability of Housing Choice Voucher assistance to citizens of the United States and non-citizens of the United States who have achieved certain eligible immigration status. Landlords are prohibited from discriminating against applicants on the basis of family's status, as well as race, sex, creed, religion, age or disability.


Application Intake

The Town of Huntington Housing Authority will place a notice on its’ website and in the legal notice section of the local newspaper to advise the public that applications are available. Applications are only available to the public during open enrollment periods. Moving forward, an applicant is entered into the database using the date and time the application is received. As such, each application will be ranked on the waiting list in the order in which the application is received.
Public Housing

Millennium Hills

Income

1 Person =   $52,150
2 persons = $59,600
3 Persons = $67,050
4 Persons = $74,500
5 Persons = $80,500
6 Persons = $86,450
7 Persons = $92,400
8 Persons = $98,350

Age

For senior housing only: Head of household must meet the minimum age of 62 years or meet the requirements of Social Security Disability.

Housing Choice Voucher

Formerly know as Section 8 

1 Person =   $37,100
2 Persons = $42,400
3 Persons = $47,700
4 Persons = $52,950
5 Persons = $57,200
6 Persons = $61,450
7 Persons = $65,700
8 Persons = $69,900

Maximum total income is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Gateway Gardens

1 Person =   $36,800
2 Persons = $42,050
3 Persons = $47,300
4 Persons = $52,550
5 Persons = $56,800
6 Persons = $61,000 
7 Persons = $65,200
8 Persons = $69,400

Maximum total income is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Family Self Sufficiency

Family self-sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that encourages communities to develop local strategies to help voucher families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency. Public housing agencies (PHAs) work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage. The family will work with a program coordinator to assure that FSS program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The PHA and the head of each participating family execute an FSS contract of participation that specifies the rights and responsibilities of both parties. The 5-year FSS contract specifies goals and services for each family. Family members must fulfill all requirements in order to obtain full benefits.

The FSS contract requires that the family comply with the lease, that all family members become independent of welfare, and that the head of the family seek and maintain suitable employment. Possible sanctions for noncompliance with the FSS contract are termination from the FSS program, forfeiture of the FSS escrow account, withholding or termination of supportive services, and termination of housing choice voucher assistance.

 

What is the FSS escrow account?

An interest-bearing FSS escrow account is established by the PHA for each participating family. An escrow credit, based on increases in earned income of the family, is credited to this account by the PHA during the term of the FSS contract. The PHA may make a portion of this escrow account available to the family during the term of the contract to enable the family to complete an interim goal such as education.

If the family completes the contract and no member of the family is receiving cash welfare assistance, the amount of the FSS account is paid to the head of the family. If the PHA terminates the FSS contract, or if the family fails to complete the contract before its expiration, the family's FSS escrow funds are forfeited.

While it is hoped that families will no longer need housing assistance upon completion of the FSS program, some families that complete the program will still need assistance for housing. The law provides that a family may complete its FSS contract and receive its escrow while continuing to receive housing assistance under the voucher program.

An interest-bearing FSS escrow account is established by the PHA for each participating family. An escrow credit, based on increases in earned income of the family, is credited to this account by the PHA during the term of the FSS contract. The PHA may make a portion of this escrow account available to the family during the term of the contract to enable the family to complete an interim goal such as education.

If the family completes the contract and no member of the family is receiving cash welfare assistance, the amount of the FSS account is paid to the head of the family. If the PHA terminates the FSS contract, or if the family fails to complete the contract before its expiration, the family's FSS escrow funds are forfeited.

While it is hoped that families will no longer need housing assistance upon completion of the FSS program, some families that complete the program will still need assistance for housing. The law provides that a family may complete its FSS contract and receive its escrow while continuing to receive housing assistance under the voucher program.