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  1. How do I apply for Public Housing of RAD Section 8 PBV ?
  2. How do I apply for Section 8?
  3. Why doesn't the Housing Authority accept applications for every program all of the time ?
  4. The South Wind Village units are considered Public Housing and will soon be RAD S8 PBV, why is the waiting list for these units not the same as the other Public Housing waiting list ?
  5. What is the average waiting period for assistance ?
  6. General information waiting list selection procedure?
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INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE TOWN OF ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY

 INFORMACIÓN Y PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES PARA LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DE ISLIP (ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY, IHA)


How do I apply for Public Housing RAD Section 8 Project Based Vouchers ?

The Town of Islip Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Voucher Program, the RAD Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program (Elderly & Family), and the Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program at Southwind Village (Elderly & Family) Program from  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 , through Friday, March 24, 2017 , at which time the waiting lists closed.

WAITING LIST FOR Subsidy Programs closed effective 3/24/17

LISTA DE ESPERA PARA Programas de Subsidio cerrados a partir del 3/24/17

INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE TOWN OF ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY

 INFORMACIÓN Y PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES PARA LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DE ISLIP (ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY, IHA)

Habitat for Humanity link (homeownership opportunities)

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How do I apply for Section 8 ?

The Town of Islip Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Voucher Program, the RAD Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program (Elderly & Family), and the Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program at Southwind Village (Elderly & Family) Program from  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 , through Friday, March 24, 2017 , at which time the waiting lists closed.

WAITING LIST FOR Subsidy Programs closed effective 3/24/17

LISTA DE ESPERA PARA Programas de Subsidio cerrados a partir del 3/24/17

INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE TOWN OF ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY

 INFORMACIÓN Y PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES PARA LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DE ISLIP (ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY, IHA)

Habitat for Humanity link (homeownership opportunities)

 

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Why doesn't the Housing Authority accept applications for every program all of the time?

The H.A. only has limited funding available from HUD.  The funding is budgeted annually in order to assist the most families possible. The waiting list remains closed if there are enough families subsidized and enough families on the list to meet foreseeable funding availability.  The H.A. does not keep a list of interested applicants that want an application when the list opens.  Notification about when any lists are open is done by advertisement in the local media, the HA voice message system, notices distributed to local community centers, library's and other means as deemed practical by the HA.

WAITING LIST FOR Subsidy Programs closed effective 3/24/17

LISTA DE ESPERA PARA Programas de Subsidio cerrados a partir del 3/24/17

INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE TOWN OF ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY

 INFORMACIÓN Y PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES PARA LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DE ISLIP (ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY, IHA)

 

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The South Wind Village units are considered Public Housing and will be RAD S8 PBV, why is the waiting list for these units not the same as the other Public Housing waiting list ?

The Town of Islip Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Voucher Program, the RAD Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program (Elderly & Family), and the Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program at Southwind Village (Elderly & Family) Program from  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 , through Friday, March 24, 2017 , at which time the waiting lists closed.

WAITING LIST FOR Subsidy Programs closed effective 3/24/17

LISTA DE ESPERA PARA Programas de Subsidio cerrados a partir del 3/24/17

INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE TOWN OF ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY

 INFORMACIÓN Y PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES PARA LA AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DE ISLIP (ISLIP HOUSING AUTHORITY, IHA)

 

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What is the average waiting period?

The average waiting period varies depending on funding availability and the number of applicants on the waiting list.  The average time period can vary anywhere from 2-7 years or longer.  Please note that placement on the list does not guarantee that a family will be assisted.

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General Information and waiting list selection procedure?

The waiting lists are open for new applicants periodically when the number of families listed does not provide a sufficient pool of applicants to meet the estimated funding availability. The Housing Authority (HA) will advertise in the local media when the lists will be open for acceptance of new applications. When the lists are open, the period is usually for a minimum of 30 days. All applications received during this period are placed in container and randomly drawn. This allows fairness to all applicants during the open period.

Applications are ordered by preference points first, which include, veteran, living or working (or hired to work) within the Township of Islip (the HA jurisdiction) and working family (disabled and elderly receive credit for this preference). Applicants that have an equal number of valid preference claims are then ordered by the date and time of their application.

Please note, that once your application has been placed on the waiting list for the program applied for, new applications received at a future date will be ordered by preferences first then date.

The HA provides assistance to families under the Public Housing Program, units the HA owns and manages, 350 elderly/disabled efficiency units and 10 family units. There are approx 25 vacancies per year. The Section 8 program provides eligible families with a voucher to rent a market unit under the terms and conditions provided by the Voucher program. The HA can assist a maximum of 1034 families, depending on the available funding. The HA typically maintains a 97% program utilization rate, vacancies are due to varying cyclical factors, but generally the HA may assist 15-50 turnover families per year, again depending on funding and other factors related to the program, i.e. people moving, other agencies billing the HA for families moving to a different jurisdiction, etc.

The HA does not determine the eligibility, i.e. the verification of the applicants answers on the application, until the application is within close proximity to the HA having available funding for the family.

Applicants often ask, "what number am I on the list?" The HA does not provide a specific number because of the preference point system established in the Administrative policies established in accordance with HUD regulations. The preferences are available to a family at any time, both at initial application or if their circumstances may change, so points do change. As an example, a family applies in 2005 and the Head of Household works in Central Islip, but the family lives in Brookhaven. This family would qualify for the local preference of "working in the jurisdiction." Before the HA has determined the family eligible the head of household changes employment and now works in Brookhaven. This family change would result in the application moving downward on the list. The opposite is also true and an upward movement on the waiting list could be realized if the head of household accepts employment within the HA jurisdiction after submitting their original application.

The HA policies and procedures will be available on the HA web site on or before 4/30/2007 or you may request to review a copy in the HA main office. A copy of the HA Agency Plan filed with HUD provides a summary and is available HERE

 


 

If you believe any of the information contained herein is inaccurate please notify the HA right away, the information is not intended to discriminate or otherwise exclude any group of persons or persons in any way shape or form. The HA is an Equal Opportunity Housing agency.


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