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The Housing Authority of Mingo County's Responsibilities:

  • Reviews all applicants to determine families' eligibility for the program.
  • Explains the rules of the program to families and property owners/managers.
  • Issues vouchers to families.
  • Inspects and approves the assisted unit for compliance with housing quality standards and conducts rent reasonable surveys based on the private market.
  • Calculates the family's share of the rent and pays Housing Authority's rent portion to the property owner on behalf of the participant in a timely manner.
  • Re-examines the family's income and composition annually and adjusts the rent and processes changes to rent portions when there are changes.
  • Ensures that owners and families comply with the program rules.
  • Provides prompt, professional service to owners and tenant families.

The Landlord's Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly screens and interviews families who apply.
  • Maintains the property in compliance with Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and makes necessary repairs on time.
  • Collects application fees, security deposits, and the tenant's monthly rent portion.
  • Manages the property and enforces the lease.
  • Complies with the terms of the Housing Assistance Payment Contract and HUD Tenancy addendum.
  • Complies with all fair housing laws and not improperly discriminate against any family.
  • Notifies the housing authority if a tenant vacates the unit and returns any housing assistance payments received after a family leaves a unit.
  • Promptly notifies the housing authority of owner changes, so payments are issued to the new landlord without delay.

The Family's Responsibilities:

  • Provides the housing authority with complete and accurate information about the family's income and composition.
  • Reports changes in income and family composition to the Housing Authority within 30 days of occurrence.
  • Locates a suitable unit before the voucher expires and pays the security deposit and application fee to the owner.
  • Attends scheduled appointments and returns documents on time.
  • Maintains the unit in a good, safe, decent, and sanitary condition.
  • Signs and complies with the terms of the lease.
  • Pays their portion of the rent on time to the owner.