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Phone: (402) 844-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Housing Choice Voucher Program
formerly known as Section 8

- Yes, we are currently taking applications for rental assistance -

- Yes, we are accepting Portability Move-In (a Transfer) -
 Have your current Housing Agency contact us.

Click here to apply for the Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as Section 8).

Due to having a short waiting list, we only accept applications on certain days each month.                                                      We are accepting applications on March 23, April 7, April 13, April 18 and May 5.

Contact
Christina Anderson or Andrea Leger
ph: 402-844-2080
or e-mail

canderson@ci.norfolk.ne.us   aleger@ci.norfolk.ne.us

This program is not an emergency form of assistance.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program for very low income persons. NEW in 2016 - our jurisdiction now includes Woodland Park, Battle Creek, and Hadar.

Housing agencies are able to access a National data base which list families, that are ineligible nation-wide, due to debts owed or termination of assistance.

 FY 2016 Income Limits Summary for Madison County, Nebraska. {Please note: Income Limits vary slightly for Pierce and Stanton Counties.}

Income Guidelines

Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Size Person Person Person Person Person Person Person Person
Income $21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $37,550 $39,950
                                 

From the beginning stages of the application process to notification of assistance availability, the wait is unknown, it varies and can change at anytime. This timeframe requires that the applicant provide all necessary documentation to process the application. Without all required documentation from the applicant, this process can take much longer. Families will be selected from the waiting list on a first-come, first served basis according to the date and time their complete application is received by the Norfolk Housing Agency and they have attended an interview regarding the application. A WAITING LIST PREFERENCE FOR FAMILIES WHO WORK AT LEAST 20 HOURS PER WEEK IN THE NORFOLK HOUSING AGENCY'S JURISDICTION OR PERSONS WHO ARE 62 OR OLDER OR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WILL RECEIVE A PREFERENCE OVER ANY OTHER APPLICANT.

At such time as the Housing Agency can provide assistance, the applicant is required to attend a "briefing" and is provided a Housing Choice Voucher during this briefing. The voucher is not money, only a contract with the Housing Agency. This contract allows the applicant to look for housing which will:
·         Fit the price range determined to be acceptable for the family based on family size and income.
·         Include a landlord/owner who is willing to work with the Housing Agency and sign a contract to this effect.
·         Pass inspection

When determining whether a family fits the income requirements, the Housing Agency uses figures provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These figures change annually, so a family found to be ineligible due to being over-income may choose to reapply in the future because figures change annually.

Locating housing is the responsibility of the applicant, but the Housing Agency will attempt to give information regarding known vacancies whenever possible. New landlords come into the program frequently. A list of available units can be found at www.housing.ne.gov 

The Housing Agency works with up to 254 families and nearly 100 landlords participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Funds used to subsidize a family's rent come from HUD and are administered by the Housing Agency.