Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1.How do I apply for housing?
For Section 8 Rental Assistance you can either:

  1. Download an application from our home page (coming soon)
  2. Come into our office between 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday to pick up an application
  3. Call our main number and request that an application be mailed to you

The applicants for our waiting list can expect up to 9 months wait.   

Q2.Do you have emergency housing?
Emergency Financial Assistance for housing is offered through the Potter County Office of Human Services.
814-544-7315
Q3.What are the HA's normal hours of operation?
8:00 am - 4:30 pm  Monday-Friday
Q4.What are the income eligibility requirements?
Eligibility for housing programs is generally based on income and the size of the family. For more information about eligibility visit the specific program page on our website.
Q5.How much will my rent be?
For Section 8, your rent will generally be 30% of your adjusted gross income with some exceptions. Your case worker will explain the rent calculation to you in further detail.
Q6.I applied for Rental Assistance. How long will it take to get a response to my application?
Rental Assistance applications are procesed daily. You will receive an acknowledgement after your application is processed.
Q7.How do I find out my status on the Section 8 waiting list?
There are three ways to find out your status on the waiting list:
  1. Fax a letter to the HA requesting your status.
  2. Mail a letter to the HA requesting your status.
  3. Come into our office and fill out a form to request your status.

It may take up to two weeks for you to receive a respon.

Q8.I am single, do I qualify for rental assistance?
Yes, for the Housing Choice Voucher program; however, you must be elderly or have an eligible disability to qualify for elderly housing. 

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109 Market Street - P.O. Box 312 - Coudersport, PA 16915
(814) 274-7031