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File #: 19-0559    Version: 1 Name: AAHC Administrative Plan waitlist, Income, tenant selection, verifications
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 3/17/2019 In control: Housing Commission
On agenda: 3/20/2019 Final action: 3/20/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Amend the Administrative Plan Regarding Waiting List, Tenant Selection, Income, Verifications, and Reexaminations
Title

Resolution to Amend the Administrative Plan Regarding Waiting List, Tenant Selection, Income, Verifications, and Reexaminations

Memorandum

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission's Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan details its policies and procedures for the management of its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. The AAHC periodically revises the Plan to reflect changes in HUD policies and changes in AAHC policies. Staff recommend that the AAHC Board adopt policy changes that impact the occupancy standard to increase the housing opportunities and housing stability for AAHC voucher families. The proposed changes are within the following sections: Chapter 4 Applications, Waiting List and Tenant Selection, Chapter 6 Income and Subsidy Determinations, Chapter 7 Verification, and Chapter 11 Reexaminations
Proposal 1:
AAHC is proposing to change the current policy regarding the waiting list application submission process to match the online application operating system functionality. The proposal also adds language to clarify that a family may only submit one application during the opening application period.
4-I.B. APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE [HCV GB, pp. 4-11 - 4-16, Notice PIH 2009-36]
The proposed policy language is:
PHA Policy
A two-step process will be used when it is expected that a family will not be selected from the waiting list for at least 60 days from the date of application. Under the two-step application process, the PHA initially will require families to provide only the information needed to make an initial assessment of the family's eligibility, and to determine the family's placement on the waiting list.
Families must submit a pre-application to the PHA on-line. The PHA will not verify any information provided on the pre-application. As a reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability, the PHA will accept applications via telephone during normal business hours or in person.
Pre-applications must be complete to be accepted by the P...

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