SCCAP to add 50 households to wait list in Brown County in 2009

The South Central Community Action Program is opening its wait list for Section 8 housing vouchers for rental subsidies in Brown County.

This is the second time in four months that SCCAP has taken new applications for its Section 8 wait list in Brown County after previously not taking any new applications in two 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 Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane on Friday 1/29/09 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SCCAP will stop taking applications for the vouchers once the wait list is full.

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 812-988-6636.

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.

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