Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DCMHA accepting applications

Staff members of the Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority are (seated) Julie Lecklider, Ass’t Director; (left to right) Janey Christman, Director; Jodie Klosterman, HQS Inspector; and Elaine Campbell, Occupancy Specialist.
The Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for housing assistance and has announced the waiting list is less than a year. Preference points will be given for individuals and families who are Veterans, widowed spouses and families of Veterans and preference points will also be given to individuals/families meeting HUD’s definition of homeless. Veterans must provide their DD214 or DD215 at time of submitting application. HUD’s definition of homeless is: (1) An unsheltered homeless person who resides in a place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings, on the streets, etc. (2) A sheltered homeless person resides in an emergency shelter or in a transitional housing unit or motel / hotel. (3) HUD does not define overcrowding as homelessness. The applicant must provide the name of a Social Worker or professional whom can verify the homeless status.

Income limits effective Jan. 1, 2015 are as follows: 1 person, $20,100; 2 persons, $23,000; 3 persons, $25,850; 4 persons, $28,700; 5 persons, $31,000; 6 persons, $33,300; 7 persons, $35,600; 8 persons, $37,900.

Applications are available for Darke County Metropolitan Housing rental assistance at the office located at 1469 Sweitzer St., Greenville, OH 45331.

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