The Coastal Post - April 2000

Section 8 Housing List To Open


Marin Housing is announcing the opening of the Section 8 program waiting list. Applications will be accepted from March 13, 2000 through April 5, 2000. Applications will be accepted by mail only and should be post-marked on or before April 5, 2000. The Section 8 Program is a federal subsidy program that permits eligible families, elderly, and disabled persons to live in privately owned rental properties throughout Marin County, and to pay 30+% of their total gross monthly income for their share of the rent. Marin Housing pays the balance to the owner within reasonable rental limits.

Low income families, seniors, disabled adults, and single individuals are eligible to apply. Gross household income must be no more than $25,350 for 1 person; $28,950 for 2 persons; $32,600 for 3 persons; or $36,200 for 4 persons. Non-citizens will be required to provide proof of eligible immigrant status.

People who wish to apply may pick up a application at Marin Housing, 4020 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, or at Marin Housing's office at 429 Drake, Marin City, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, or locations throughout the county. A list of these locations is attached. Applications may also be requested by calling 415-446-7054. TDD 1-800-735-2929. Applications are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Applications will be accepted by mail only. Hand delivered applications will NOT be accepted. Applications must be post-marked on or before April 5, 2000. All applications should be mailed to: Waiting List, Marin Housing, PO Box 4282, San Rafael, CA 94913.

All applications post-marked on or before April 5, 2000 will entered into a lottery to determine the waiting list order. The day or time that a household's application is received will not affect their position on the waiting list. A household's position on the waiting list will be determined by the lottery and by preferences established by Marin Housing.

Placement on the waiting list will not ensure immediate assistance. There may be a waiting period of from 2 to 5 years. Applicants who move after submitting a application are responsible for notifying Marin Housing in writing of their new address and telephone number.

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