TGHA revises its HCV Administrative Plan
Chapter 3 Applying for Admissions / Subsection 3.4 Local Preference(s)
TGHA will use local preferences as detailed below.
TGHA will accept applications from local preference applicants even when the waiting list may otherwise be closed. Applicants with local preferences will not be required to complete the on-line registration but will be placed directly on the waiting list in order of approval by TGHA. The following local preferences will be applied in order as listed.
- Public Housing Demolition/Disposition – Residents in “good standing” at a TGHA public housing community on the date the community was approved by HUD to be disposed or demolished.
- Public Housing Over/Under Housed Families – Residents in “good standing” at a TGHA public housing community or a TGHA sponsored mixed finance community who are over-housed or under-housed and no appropriate size housing unit exists to house the family.
- Homeless Referrals – Homeless families certified by United Housing Connections as homeless and actively participating in case management services referred to TGHA under the terms and conditions of a Memorandum of Agreement between TGHA and United Housing Connections to house 50 homeless families.
- Tenants in Projects Approved for PBV – Tenants that were in “good standing” at an existing or rehabilitation project approved by TGHA pursuant to a solicitation for Project Based Vouchers
Chapter 16 Owner or Family Debts / Subsection 16.2 Family Debt
Family debts may result from a single act or pattern of actions that:
“Constitutes false statement, omission, or concealment of a substantive fact that results in over-payment of housing assistance.”
Failure to report changes in family income within 30 days from the date of the change in income, shall result in a debt assessed to the family for the overpayment of Housing Assistance application to the increased income.
TGHA will only does not permit repayment agreements for the following circumstances:
- If an over-housed Public Housing household is admitted to the Housing Choice Voucher Program because there are no appropriate size Public Housing units available, a repayment agreement shall be permitted for any remaining Public Housing debts owed upon completion of the program transfer.
- A Public Housing household that is transferred to the Housing Choice Voucher Program as the result of a demolition or disposition action taken by TGHA and approved by HUD, shall be permitted a repayment agreement for any remaining Public Housing debts owed upon completion of the transfer.
- A Housing Choice Voucher participant that is required to move due to a mandatory transfer for Housing Quality Standards violations and the landlord refuses to make the required repairs shall be permitted a repayment agreement for any debt owed for the unit from which they are required to move.
- If a household member of a Housing Choice Voucher participant becomes newly disabled and moves to another unit to meet the needs of the disabled individual, a repayment agreement will be permitted for any debt owed for the unit vacated.
- The Executive Director may approve repayment agreements for other reasons beyond the control of the participant at his/her sole discretion.
Terms of Repayment Agreement:
- Repayment agreements require an initial payment of 20% of the total debt owed upon execution of the agreement.
- The remaining balance owed shall be equally divided into no more than six monthly installments.
- Payments shall be due by the 15th day of each month.
- Failure to make a payment shall result in issuance of a proposed termination of assistance pursuant to the provisions detailed further in this plan.
Families who owe money to TGHA due to family debts unreported income will be issued a proposed termination of assistance pursuant to the provisions detailed further in this plan. The family may, at the sole discretion of the TGHA Hearing Officer, be permitted a limited time not to exceed the end of the second month following the date of the hearing, to make payment in full for any excess housing assistance payment due and payable to TGHA as the result of unreported income.
If a family owes an amount, which equals or exceeds $2,500 as a result of program fraud, TGHA will refer the case for criminal prosecution and to the HUD Inspector General. TGHA will take all action available under federal and state laws to collect any debt owed.