General Information About the Section 8 Rental Assistance
Section 8 Rental Assistance programs are federal programs funded through
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
and administered by Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority (CKHA). These programs
include the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, which is tenant
based assistance (assistance travels with a family), and the
Moderate Rehabilitation Program, which is unit based assistance
(a family has assistance as long as they reside in a unit).
Families cannot use a Voucher in a Mod Rehab unit.
These programs are equal opportunity housing programs designed
to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing to low income
families regardless of race, age, religion, creed, color,
sex, national origin, familial status or disability.
Requests For Accommodation
with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to fully use
all housing programs and any related services. CKHA will make all
reasonable efforts to be flexible in assisting persons with
disabilities to participate in the program. Requests for accommodation
must be submitted in writing and will be verified to ensure the
accommodation is reasonable.
and participants, including all adults in their households,
are required to sign the form HUD 9886 Authorization for Release
of Information. This document incorporates the Federal Privacy
Act Statement and describes the conditions under which HUD
will release family information. CKHA's policy regarding release
of information complies with State and local laws.
practices and procedures are designed to safeguard the privacy
of applicants and program participants. All applicant and
participant files will be stored in a secure location, which
is only accessible by authorized staff. CKHA staff will not
discuss family information contained in files unless there
is a business reason to do so.
a Section 8 applicant/participant you must do the following:
Provide CKHA with complete and accurate information.
Attend all appointments scheduled by CKHA and, if you are unable
to attend to notify your assigned specialist in writing before
the appointment date.
Take care of the property you are renting by maintaining a
decent and sanitary environment.
Comply with the terms of your landlord’s lease.
5. Comply with
the Family Obligations.