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The Section 8 Program provides assistance for low-income individuals and families in the private rental market through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Auburn Housing Authority maintains 257 Section 8 Vouchers. Preference is given to applicants who reside in the City of Auburn.
Voucher holders select a unit from the private rental market, and rental assistance makes market rate housing affordable. While voucher holders are free to search for an apartment anywhere within the City of Auburn, they can choose to live at Melone Village or Brogan Manor. Program participants normally pay no more than 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities. The Housing Assistance Payment covers the balance of the rent through a direct payment to the property owner.
Eligibility for a rental voucher is determined by the Authority based on total annual gross income and family size. During the application process, we will collect and verify your income, assets, and family size with local agencies, your employer, and your bank. If we determine that your family is eligible, we will put your name on a waiting list. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, we will meet with you and provide you with a rental voucher.
Once your family has been issued a Housing Choice Voucher, you can search for an apartment that is decent, safe, and sanitary according to Housing Quality Standards (HQS) established by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After you have found a suitable unit and the owner has agreed to lease the unit to you under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, we will inspect the unit to make sure that it meets the HQS guidelines. After the unit passes HQS inspection and the rent has been approved, the landlord and the tenant will enter into a lease for an initial term of one year.
If you wish to move and maintain your rental assistance, you must notify the Auburn Housing Authority and your landlord at least 30 days in advance. New voucher holders must lease a unit for at least twelve months before becoming eligible to move to another unit or location.
Income limits for the Section 8 Program are as follows:
Income limits are adjusted annually based on median income in Cayuga County.