Section 8 housing applicants in Volusia County have to file more paperwork
People who applied for Volusia County's Housing Choice Voucher Program have until April 14 to file additional paperwork needed to keep their applications active, according to a Volusia County news release.
On Tuesday, the county will mail pre-application status verification forms to the 5,979 applicants on the program's waiting list, according to the release. People have to complete the form and return it the county’s Community Assistance Division by April 14.
"If an applicant does not respond by the deadline, they will be removed from the waiting list," according to the county.
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The county announced that it will give priority to households with a disabled adult who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Such households should submit documents that verify the situation, "such as a benefit award letter from the Social Security Administration or documentation from a medical professional," according to the county.
For information people can call 386-736-5955 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The county is not accepting new applications for the Section 8 program. The waiting list last opened on March 24, 2022.
"The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded rental assistance program designed to help very-low-income families, the elderly and the disabled obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing at an affordable price in the private market," according to the release. "Participants may choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program."
This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Volusia County: Applicants for housing vouchers must return form