Changes to Rental Housing Assistance Payments
Effective August 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implemented a change in the manner in which they process Housing Choice Voucher funding to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs).The Housing Choice Voucher funds are used to issue payments to participating property owners in the form of monthly rental housing assistance for eligible tenants.
HUD will now issue rental housing assistance funding to PHAs on or about the first of each month. The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) depends on the receipt of HUD funds before it can issue housing assistance payments. When the AHA receives its monthly allocation of funding from HUD, for payment of rental housing assistance payments, the AHA will issue payment to participating property owners and tenants.
In August 2014, HUD payment of Housing Choice Voucher program funds was received Friday, August 01, 2014.
Upon confirmation that the funds were received in the AHA’s account, the AHA notified its bank to release payments and transfer funds into participating property owner’s accounts.
Transfer of funds is expected to occur Monday morning, August 4, 2014.
Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Closed May 16, 2014
On May 16, 2014, at 1pm CST, the Arlington Housing Authority concluded a two week open enrollment period for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
After May 25, 2014, applicants that submitted applications during this open enrollment period must log into www.assistancecheck.com and register their application on the Applicants Portal, using the unique PIN number assigned to each applicant on their receipt when their application was submitted. By logging into www.assistancecheck.com applicants can receive information about the status of their application, make changes to their application and receive information from the Arlington Housing Authority.
The AHA will contact applicants selected from the waiting list by e-mail, telephone or mail delivered by the US Postal Service. It is the responsibility of the applicant to update their application including their contact information.
- To update Your Application or Check Your Waiting List Status After May 25, 2014, Visit the Applicant Access Portal Service: Housing Choice Voucher Program
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