People who receive federal housing subsidies might be required to pay more of their rent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Tracy Jones of Atlanta's Housing Authority for her reaction.
Last September, the City Council discussed a projected funding shortfall for the housing programs provided by the City and Housing Authority. At the Council's March 23 meeting, the Council reexamined current housing programs and the problems of funding. Culver City Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld and Housing Director Tevis Barnes gave the Council a detailed staff report on the options available.
The Housing Authority of Island County will open its Section 8 waiting list for the first time in over six years next month. Beginning April 1, the public can apply to get on the list at a variety of locations throughout Island County. The application window lasts 60 days, closing May 31. Applications will be available at the following places once the period opens:
The Waukegan Housing Authority will be accepting applications for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program Waiting List beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) Thursday, March 26.
“There are so many layers of programming and funding, most people get lost in the jargon,” says Jon Gutzmann of the St. Paul Public Housing Agency.
Different housing programs have different features. While they all help make your rent more affordable, it is important to understand the features of each program so that you can apply to the ones that are best suited to your family. If you have questions about a housing program, talk to your local housing authority or local community action program. Here are some things to know:
For the first time in more than five years, thousands of people in the metro area have a chance to apply for Section 8 housing.
The New York City Council Committee on Public Housing met this morning to discuss the sale by the New York City Housing Authority to private developers of a 50 percent ownership stake in six project-based Section 8 sites, comprising 10 buildings and 874 units located in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The sale, which places the properties in the hands of the newly-formed Triborough Preservation Partners, a public-private partnership between NYCHA and private developers L+M Development Partners Inc.