Fond du Lac Housing Authority

 Frequently Asked Questions

(Click on the number to the left of the question for more information.)
1 How long does it take to get into a housing program?
2 Do you have emergency housing?
3 I’m homeless and need help. Do you operate any homeless programs?
4 Can the Housing Authority deny assistance?
5 Does the Housing Authority verify personal information?
6 Can I have bedrooms for my children even if I don’t have them full-time?

 


 

1 How long does it take to get into a housing program?
The wait for housing varies, depending on the size of your family and the length of the waiting list for the program you have selected.
For affordable housing owned by the Housing Authority, the length of time from application to being housed is anywhere from a few weeks to over one year. The sooner you apply, the soon the Housing Authority can begin processing your application.
For the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, the waiting list is significant, with estimated wait times exceeding 2 years.
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2 Do you have emergency housing?
The Housing Authority does not provide emergency housing. The following community resources that might be able of assistance to your family are (click on the link to go to their web site):
Advocap
Salvation Army
Solutions Center
St Vincent de Paul
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3 I’m homeless and need help. Do you operate any homeless programs?
Our agency provides safe, affordable housing to qualified families and individuals. We do not operate a homeless program, although homeless families and individuals are encouraged to apply for our housing assistance programs. These programs do not provide emergency housing, but may be an important part of the transition from homelessness to housing security. For information on additional community resources that may be of assistance to your family (click on the link to go to their web site):
Advocap
Salvation Army
Solutions Center
St Vincent de Paul
Energy Assistance
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4 Can the Housing Authority deny assistance?
Yes. Even if you can prove you need housing, our agency is required by federal law and regulations to refuse assistance if you do not qualify.

To determine if you meet the financial eligibility requirement, see our income guidelines.

In general, our affordable housing programs are available to income-eligible families and individuals with U.S. citizenship or an eligible immigration status. Application screening includes checks on rental and housing history, utility payment history, criminal and drug offender records, existing financial obligations to other Housing Authorities, and other checks determined to be relevant and appropriate.
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5 Does the Housing Authority verify personal information?
Yes. Throughout the application process the Housing Authority will verify all sources of income and assets, credit records, criminal history, residence history, and other important and necessary information. The Housing Authority will not share your personal information with other unauthorized individuals or agencies.
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6 Can I have bedrooms for my children even if I don’t have them full-time?
The size of a unit is based upon household members who are present in the household at least 50.1% of the time. You may be authorized to house additional children as approved, scheduled guests based on custody arrangements and other situations, although this would not increase the number of bedrooms. Authorization must be in writing by the Housing Authority.
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