Fond du Lac Housing Authority

 Frequently Asked Questions

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1 Does my unit need to be inspected if I begin receiving rental assistance?
2 I have a landlord that is willing to rent to me under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Can I get a voucher immediately?
3 Do I have to sign a lease agreement?
4 How long do I have to use a voucher once I am issued one?
5 Does the Housing Choice Voucher program pay the rental assistance to me?
6 What happens if I need unit repairs?
7 What if I want to move out of my unit?
8 What if I’m on the Housing Choice Voucher Program and the owner wants to me move?
9 What happens if my income and family status information changes once I begin receiving rental assistance?
10 Can I have a pet in my unit?

 


 

1 Does my unit need to be inspected if I begin receiving rental assistance?
Yes. Units are inspected at least once a year. Inspections generally focus on structural defects,
appliances, plumbing, and overall appearance. In addition, inspectors check to ensure that
tenants are maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary living condition. Additional inspections may
be determined appropriate based upon the conditions of your household.
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2 I have a landlord that is willing to rent to me under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Can I get a voucher immediately?
No. We are required to provide assistance to families on the waiting list according to our
application procedures.
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3 Do I have to sign a lease agreement?
Yes. The lease is provided by the landlord for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority staff will review it to make sure it complies with program requirements.
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4 How long do I have to use a voucher once I am issued one?
Once a voucher is issued, a participant has 60 days to find a suitable unit before the voucher expires. However, under certain situations, the 60 day period can be extended.
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5 Does the Housing Choice Voucher program pay the rental assistance to me?
The Housing Authority pays your rental assistance to the landlord by the 3rd of each month. You also must pay your share of the rent each month directly to the landlord. Failure to pay your rent as required by your lease agreement can lead to termination of your rental assistance.
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6 What happens if I need unit repairs?
You will notify your landlord immediately if your unit is in need of a repair. If violations are found at the time of inspection, notices will be sent to you and the landlord providing 14 days to correct the cited issue. A re-inspection will then occur. If health and safety issue, the repair must fixed within 24 hours.
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7 What if I want to move out of my unit?
Before you can move out of your unit, you must fulfill the tenant obligations under your current lease. This includes providing your landlord with proper written notice. You must also notify the Housing Authority.
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8 What if I’m on the Housing Choice Voucher Program and the owner wants to me move?
The tenant or landlord must provide a copy of the written notice to the Housing Authority. If the tenant is in good standing and has been receiving assistance for more than one year, the Housing Authority can assist with a new unit. The tenant needs to meet with Housing Authority staff to update income, asset and other household information. The tenant will also be given a packet of paperwork for the new landlord to complete. When this packet is returned, an inspection of the new unit can be scheduled. If the tenant is not in good standing, the file will be closed (termination of assistance).
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9 What happens if my income and family status information changes once I begin receiving rental assistance?
Whenever you income changes or you have a change in family composition (persons moving in or out of your household) you are required to report the Housing Authority in the same month of change. You can report the change a form provided on the website. The Housing Authority will determine if and when a change in rent is required.
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10 Can I have a pet in my unit?
Pet policies are determined by the landlord/property owner and should be detailed in your lease.
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