HCV Participants

The HCV Section 8 Wait List is Closed.
If you applied, go to https://mobile.apply4housing.com/status to check your status

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

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Find your Case Worker

Find your Case Worker by locating your last name in the alphabet assignment below.
Case Worker Email Alpha Split
Barbara Mitchell Schalin RETIRED Retired as of May 11, 2017. See below for her alpha split
Kimberly Stokes Email Case Worker A - Bollard, Coleman-Cook (formally Ms. Foster's families) / Portability / Special Increment Vouchers: VASH, NED, FUP
Kenya Turner Email Case Worker Bolton - Brinnon / Cooper - J.Harris
Jacqueline Jackson Email Case Worker Brisker - S.Brown / L.Harris - Lomax
Joycelyn Wallace Email Case Worker T.Brown - Caldwell / Long - Pettaway
Sharon Scott Email Case Worker Cameron - Caulton / Pettis - Steward
Jennifer Gibby Email Case Worker Caver - Cole / Stinde - Z
Talashia Foster N/A Effect Jan. 3, 2017 no longer with the agency. Elderly/Disabled Head of household only will fall in the regular alphabet above.
Yeta Cook Email Manager Promoted to HCV Operations Manager / Supervisor of the HCV Case Managers

Family Self-Sufficiency HCV Resident Service Advisors

Danita Arceneaux Email Case Worker  A - H
Lisa Barney Email Case Worker  I - Q
Sonya Curtis Email Case Worker  R - Z
Kawanes Bellamy Email Case Worker No longer with our agency.

MHB 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, MHB 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 MHB.
  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 MHB 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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