The South Central Community Action Program is opening its wait list for Section 8 housing vouchers for rental subsidies in Owen County.
This is the second time in four months that SCCAP has taken new applications for its Section 8 wait list in Owen County after previously not taking new applications for three years. The agency will add 50 households to its wait list on a first-come, first-served basis.
Staff will be taking pre-applications at the Owen County Public Library, 10 S. Montgomery St., on Monday 1/25/09 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Section 8 is a program in which approved low-income households are given a voucher to find housing on their own. They pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income toward their rent and utilities, and the federal government pays the rest.
To submit a complete application, each applicant must bring: picture ID, social security card, birth certificate, proof of income (i.e. paystubs, letters from employers, TANF/SSI/Social Security award letters), transcript for adult students, and checking and savings account information. For questions, please call 812-829-2279.
All Section 8 applicants must meet income guidelines, for instance, no more than $23,850 for an individual, $27,250 for a household of two, $30,050 for a household of three and $34,050 for a family of four.