The family must supply any information that EPCHA or HUD determined to be necessary in the administration of the program, including submission of required evidence of citizenship or eligible immigration status. “Information” includes any requested certification, release or other documentation.
The family must supply any information requested by EPCHA or HUD for use in the annual reexamination or special interim reexamination of family income and composition in accordance with HUD regulations.
The family must attend all reexamination appointments scheduled by EPCHA. The family may reschedule an appointment for good cause or if it is needed as a reasonable accommodation for a person with disabilities.
The family must disclose and verify social security numbers and sign and submit consent forms for obtaining information.
Any information supplied by the family must be true and complete.
SAHA uses the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system to validate income information reported by participants in both the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. The EIV system electronically uses independent sources (Social Security Administration, State Wage Information Collection Agencies and private vendors) to confirm income figures provided at application and re-certification.
Knowingly under reporting income may result in the assessment of back charges, termination of assistance and/or prosecution through the District Attorney’s office.
The family must allow EPCHA to inspect the unit at reasonable times and after reasonable notice.
The family must not damage the unit or premises (other than damage from ordinary wear and tear) or permit any guest to damage the unit or premises.The family is responsible for any HQS breach caused by the family, including the following:
The family must not commit any serious or repeated violations of the lease. Serious or repeated violations include any lease violations stated in the lease, stated in Paragraph 8 of the Tenancy Addendum or stated by HUD in 24 CFR § 982.310, regardless of whether or not the owner has initiated the eviction process.SAHA will determine if a family has committed a serious or repeated violation of the lease based on the available evidence, including, but not limited to, the following:
Any incidents of, or criminal activity related to, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking will not be construed as serious or repeated lease violations by the victim.
The participating family is responsible for paying its portion of the rent to the landlord. If the family makes a late rent payment, the family is responsible for paying the landlord any applicable late fees, in accordance with the terms of the lease agreement.
The family must notify EPCHA and the owner, in writing, before the family moves out of the unit or terminates the lease.
The family must promptly give EPCHA a copy of any owner eviction notice.
The composition of the occupants residing in the assisted unit must be approved by EPCHA.The family must promptly notify EPCHA in writing of the following:
The family must request EPCHA’s approval to add any other family members as an occupant of the unit. No person other than the members of the assisted family may reside in the unit, except for a EPCHA-approved foster child or live-in aide.If EPCHA has given approval, a foster child or live-in aide may reside in the unit. EPCHA will approve a live-in aide if needed as a reasonable accommodation to make the program accessible to and usable by a family member with a disability. A foster child or foster adult may be allowed to reside in the unit if their presence would not result in a violation of HQS space standards. Foster children will be included in determining unit size only if they will be in the unit for more than 6 months.
The family must promptly notify EPCHA in writing when they are away from the unit for an extended period of time.
If information is received that would cause the Housing Authority to propose the termination of a family’s housing assistance and the family disputes the information, they will be given the opportunity for an informal hearing.
You can find the Informal Hearing Procedures in the Administrative Plan
For more information regarding informal hearings, please contact the HCV Department at 915-764-3559
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