HCV Participants

The HCV Section 8 Wait List is Closed.
If you applied, check on your status here

Currently the HCV Waiting List is CLOSED and MHA is not currently accepting applicants for its general Waiting List. Generally, in order to obtain assistance, an applicant must apply to the Program when MHA is asking persons to apply to the HCV Waiting List. During that time, Mobile Housing Authority will take applications on an “as needed basis”, depending on the length of the waiting list and available funding.

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Contact HCV

HCV Front Desk

Tara Cook
(251) 434-2364

(251) 434-0004 FAX
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Darryl Williams
(251) 434-2319
Email

ALR/Interim Team

Jennifer Gibby
(251) 433-3690
 
Keidreana Sanders
(251) 301-0871
 
Tiawatta Ervin
(251) 434-2329

Internal Moves


Jacqueline Jackson

(251) 434-2315
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Zakeisha Moorer
(251) 434-2338
Email
 

Intake/Wait List Management Team


Toquana Robinson
A - I
(251) 287-8267
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Courtney Mack
S - Z
(251) 434-2234
Email
 
Suzette Moore
EHV 
(251) 434-2326
Email
 

Inspections Team


Ricayah Carson

(251) 434-2251
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Mark Chatham
(251) 434-2301
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RFTA Processing Team

Joanna Arnett
(251) 380-7853
Email


Payment Research Team

Tekelia Powe
(251) 434-2254
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Administrative Team

 
 
Paul Watkins
(251) 434-2246
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Magdalene Skretta
(251) 307-1026
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Yeta Cook
(251) 434-2310
Email
 
Ramon Dees
(251) 287-8075
Email

 

MHA Responsibilities

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a three-way partnership between the family, the owner/landlord and the housing authority. In order for the program to work, MHA has the following responsibilities:

  1. Accept applications
  2. Determine eligibility of applicants
  3. Issue Housing Choice Vouchers and conduct briefings
  4. Recruit owners/landlords
  5. Inspect/re-inspect units (initially and at least once annually)
  6. Approve leases and the owner
  7. Make timely housing assistance payments
  8. Ensure continued eligibility of family
  9. Ensure compliance of rules and regulations by owners and families
  10. Offer and conduct hearings
The participating family must:
  1. Comply with all program rules and regulations and all family obligations.
  2. Provide complete and accurate information to MHA.
  3. Sign and submit consent forms for obtaining information.
  4. Find a suitable place to live that meets program standards.
  5. Attend all scheduled appointments.
  6. Allow MHA to inspect the housing unit.
  7. Allow landlord to enter assisted unit to complete necessary repairs.
  8. Comply with terms of the lease with owner and HUD’s tenancy addendum.
  9. Pay rent on time.
  10. Report maintenance problems in a timely manner.
  11. Not commit any serious violation of the lease.

Payment Standard and Average Utilities

 

0-BR

1-BR

2-BR

3-BR

4-BR

5-BR

Payment Standard

$799

$805

$981

$1,279

$1,480

$1,701

Minus Utilities

$108

$153

$193

$229

$278

$316

Base Rent

$691

$652

$788

$1,050

$1,202

$1,385

Several factors determine the maximum amount of rent payable for a Housing Choice assisted unit:

  1. Rent reasonableness, discussed below
  2. Family size 
  3. Family income

IMPORTANT: HUD RESTRICTS FAMILIES ASSISTED IN ANY UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM PAYING RENT AND UTILITIES THAT EXCEED 40% OF THEIR MONTHLY ADJUSTED INCOMES. 

 
INCOME LIMITS

1 PER

2 PER

3 PER

4 PER

5 PER

6 PER

30% of Median

$12,060

$16,240

$20,420

$24,600

$28,780

$32,000

Very Low Income

$19,300

$22,050

$24,800

$27,550

$29,800

$32,000

Low-Income

$30,900

$35,300

$39,700

$44,100

$47,650

$51,200

What is Rent Reasonableness?

HUD requires a rent reasonableness test be conducted on each unit. This is essential to the successful operation of Housing Choice Voucher Program. Reasonable rent is defined as rent paid to owner that is not more than rent charged:

  1. For comparable units in the private unassisted market.
  2. For comparable unassisted units on the premises.
Factors considered in each test are
  1. Unit size (square footage)
  2. Age (year built)
  3. Quality (includes quality of workmanship)
  4. Unit type (single family, duplex, mobile home, etc.)
  5. Location (site and neighborhood, access to public services, etc.)
  6. Amenities (carpet, ceramic floors, air conditioning, central heat, insulation, washer & dryer hookups, etc.)
  7. Housing services provided
  8. Maintenance provided
  9. Utilities (Does the landlord furnish water, stove, refrigerator, etc.?)
Purpose of Rent Reasonableness is to assure that:
  1. Fair rent is paid for units selected for participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Rent charged for assisted units may not exceed rents for unassisted units.).
  2. The program does not have the effect of inflating rents in the community.

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