The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) announced a $500 signing bonus for landlords in Maricopa County participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Beginning October 1, 2020, Landlords will receive a $500 signing bonus for an executed Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract within the Housing Authority of Maricopa County’s Jurisdiction. This bonus is subsidized with Federal CARES Act funding and is specifically for landlords in HAMC’s Jurisdiction who make their properties available to voucher holders. With the need for affordable housing for County Residents, this new signing bonus program will provide landlords a strong incentive to sign a Housing Assistance Payment contract, opening the door for stronger communities. The incentive will be available until the funds are exhausted. It is estimated that HAMC will be able to execute approximately 200 new contracts.
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Dear Valued Landlords and Owners,
The Housing Authority of Maricopa County (HAMC) is aware that November 2020 HAP payments have not been released at this time. HAP payments shall be released within the next three business days. HAMC is sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciates your cooperation while staff works to release the pending HAP payments.
HAMC Management Team
HAMC Offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observation of Veteran’s Day.
HCV 2017 Wait List Applicants selected from the waitlist in April 2020
Intake Certification Application
(This formal application process is required to allow for HAMC to determine final program eligibility.)
Applicants were notified of their deadline both on the letter sent by US Mail and on the Intake Certification Application
Submit a completed Intake Certification Application and upload ALL required supporting documents by their deadline
Thank you for your patience. Intake Certification reviews for those who were on the HCV 2017 Waiting List and selected in April 2020 know that reviews are being completed and notifications mailed.
If an applicants completed the intake certification application and upload ALL required supporting documentation by their assigned deadline that information was used to determine eligibility.
If an applicant did NOT to complete the intake certification application and/or upload ALL required supporting documentation by their assigned deadline the applicant was determined to be ineligible and removed from the waiting list.
Section 17.3 of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County’s (HAMC) Administrative Plan
Allows for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List applicants to request an informal review of HAMC’s decision to remove a family from the HCV Waiting List.
HAMC Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in Observation of Labor day.
In July 2020, all notification letter related to HAMC’s 2020 HCV interest application lottery selection were sent to both those selected and those not selected.
Congratulations if you were among the 4000 selected in the HAMC HCV 2020 waiting list lottery. More than 9200 entries were received for the combined City of Tempe and Housing Authority of Maricopa County Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waitlist – Lottery (2020). For those NOT selected in the lottery process, please visit our website on a periodic bases to learn of future HCV waitlist openings, non-selectees are ineligible for the HCV 2020 waiting list.
Selectees from HAMC’s lottery were sent written notification directing them to register on HAMC’s online applicant portal and to complete the formal waiting list application by 9/15/2020.
The Housing Authority of Maricopa County does not provide waiting list position information.
Applicants can check their status online by logging into the Applicant Portal. We advise that applicants use the portal to periodically check application status. If selected from the waiting list an applicant will be notified by mail and/or email. Also the status displayed on the portal will update to reflect one has been selected in order to determine eligibility and further instruction will be provided as to how to complete the ‘Intake Certification’ process.
We anticipate due to staffing shortages related to Covid-19, that it may take several weeks perhaps until 10/15/2020 for submissions from the 4000 selectees to be reviewed.
We appreciate your patience.
Important Information – Please READ!
Per the letter, RE: HAMC HCV Program Waitlist Lottery Notification, page 5 of 6
“Once you register and complete the formal application on the applicant portal, the application will be reviewed to ensure only lottery selectees are added to the waitlist. (*)
Once accepted the displayed status for the waitlist will be updated from ‘Pending’ to ‘On List’. Your household will remain on waitlists (**) until your family has been selected to determine eligibility for an HCV voucher.”
(*) All applicants will have a “Pending” Status after successfully completing their online 50058 application. “Pending” status accompanies the email that states: “Thank you for completing Online Application in RENTCafė. We have forwarded it to staff for review.” When the review has been completed by HAMC staff and if you were among the lottery selectees you will receive an email indicating your application status has been updated from ‘Pending’ to ‘On List’.
(**) A voucher must be available before an applicant can be “selected” from the waiting list to receive a voucher. Historically speaking, the average wait time is generally 2-6 years from the applicant being placed on a waiting list to being “selected” from the waiting list. The additional steps between being “selected” and possibly receiving an HCV voucher can take several additional months. After being “selected” program eligibility has to be determination. Finally, a “selected” applicant who is program eligible will be issued a voucher, briefed about the program. After being briefed, the voucher holder will search for a rental unit, have the unit inspected by HCV staff. If the inspection “PASSES”, the voucher holder may complete the leasing steps with the landlord.
Excerpts from the website published waitlist opening Frequently Asked Questions:
After I apply, why does it take so long to receive assistance?
The Housing Authorities are not able to pull names from the wait list until a voucher becomes available. When someone leaves the program, we are able to issue a voucher to someone on the waiting list.
How will I know I am on the waitlist?
HAMC: Applicants selected from HAMC’s lottery will be sent written notification directing them to register on HAMC’s online applicant portal and to complete the formal application. The applicant portal allows applicants to check their waiting list status, reply to future ‘Save My Spot’ inquires, and when pulled from the waitlist, complete the ‘Certification for Intake’ process online.
How do I stay on the waitlist?
Once placed on the either the Housing Authority of Maricopa County and/or the City of Tempe Housing Authority waitlist, applicants must notify the Housing Authorities of any and all address changes. Finally, while on the waitlist, applicants must respond to all correspondence received from the Housing Authorities or you will be removed from the waiting list.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the general public that the Housing Authority of Maricopa County
Board of Commissioners will hold meetings at 8910 N. 78th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345 as follows:
Agendas are available at least 24 hours prior to each of the above scheduled meetings at the Housing Authority, 8910 N. 78th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or anytime on HAMC’s website www.maricopahousing.org.
Dated this 17th Day of July, 2020
One or more members may attend telephonically. Members attending telephonically will be announced at the meeting.
Executive Sessions are always preceded by an open, public meeting as per A.R.S. §38‐431.03, and are held in compliance with one or more of the following
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.1 ‐ Personnel matters
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.2 ‐ Records exempt by law from public inspection
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.3 ‐ Legal advice
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.4 ‐ Litigation; contract negotiations; settlement discussions
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.5 ‐ Personnel matters dealing with employee organizations
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.6 ‐ International and interstate negotiations
A.R.S. §38‐431.03.7 ‐ Purchase sale or lease of real property
March 13, 2020
Removal of this notice is illegal.
HAMC Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in Observation of Independence day.
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Waitlist Opening for Housing Authority of Maricopa County AND City of Tempe Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) June 8, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. (MST) THROUGH June 29, 2020 @ 3 p.m. (MST)
The Housing Authority of Maricopa County(HAMC) and the City of Tempe Housing Authority(the City) will be accepting interest applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waitlist Lottery*. Interest applications will be accepted online only from 10:00 AM June 8, 2020 through June 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM. The online application will be located at https://maricopahousing.org/apply-tempe-and-maricopacounty-hcv-waiting-lists/. Paper applications will not be accepted; however, if you require special assistance with the application process or you do not have internet access, you may contact the help desk at 602-744-4555 or 480-350-8076 Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and a customer service specialist will assist you. Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed at https://maricopahousing.org/apply-tempe-and-maricopacounty-hcv-waiting-lists/.
*HAMC Lottery Selection: HAMC will randomly select 4,000 interest applications from all those received. Applicants selected from HAMC’s lottery will be sent written notification directing them to register on HAMC’s online applicant portal and to complete the formal application. The applicant portal allows applicants to check their waiting list status, reply to future ‘Save My Spot’ inquires, and when pulled from the waitlist, complete the ‘Certification for Intake’ process online. Applicants not selected will have to reapply for assistance at another time. For more information about HAMC’s housing programs and application for assistance, visit HAMC’s website at https://maricopahousing.org/.
*City of Tempe Housing Authority Lottery Selection: The City will randomly select 3,000 interest applications from all those received. Selected applicants will then be invited to complete the formal application process, then placed onto the City HCV Waitlist. Applicants not selected will have to reapply for assistance at another time. For more information about the City’s housing programs and application for assistance, visit the website at https://www.tempe.gov/government/human-services/housing-services.
Who can apply: All families and individuals may apply
How to apply: Interest applications will be accepted from June 8, 10:00 AM through June 29, 2017, 3:00 PM. If you have all of the required information pulled together before you sit down to apply, the online application will take approximately 3 minutes per household member to complete.
1. Complete the interest application online at https://maricopahousing.org/apply-tempe-and-maricopacounty-hcv-waiting-lists/
If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling 602-744-4555 or 480-350-8076, Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2. The deadline to complete the application is June 29, 2020 by 3:00 pm MST
Median Income Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale $77,800
VLI (50% Median)
You Will Need:
Computer/Internet Access: Applications can be completed on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access. Public computers are not available at Housing Authority of Maricopa County or City of Tempe Housing Authority Offices.With COVID-19 concerns in full effect, community library’s and other public resource centers that normally offer free computer access may be closed or have limited access. Please check with the Agency for their location and hours:
The AZ Technology Access Program 300 W. Clarendon Ave, Ste 475,
Toll Free – 800-477-9921
Offers option to loan out the assistive technology for up to two weeks.
Mesa Public Libraries 64 E. First ST., 85201
2055 S. Power Rd Ste 1031, 85209
424 W. Broadway Rd, 85210
2425 S. Dobson Rd, 85202
635 N Power Rd, 85205
Maricopa County Libraries
775 N. Greenfield Rd, Gilbert 85234 9241 S. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe 85283
40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem 85086
16089 N. Bullard Ave, Surprise 85374 16828 N. 99th Ave, Sun City 85351
Save the Family
125 E. University Dr., Mesa 85201
MesaCAN (A New Leaf)
635 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa 85204
5025 E. Washington St, Ste 200, Phoenix AZ 85034
6829 N. 57th Ave, Glendale 85301
Computer lab with assistive technology.
Mesa DES Office Resource Room
120 W. 1st Ave, Mesa 85210
Marc Community Resources
924 N Country Club Dr, Bldg 1, Mesa 85201
Arizona Fair Housing Center
1402 S. Central Ave, Ste B Phoenix 85004
Care1st Avondale Resource Center 328 W. Western Ave, Avondale 85323
AZ @ Works
1840 N. 95th Ave, Ste 160, PHX, 85037
Assistive technology that can be acquired at both locations.
Burton Barr Phoenix Public Library
1221 N. Central Ave, PHX 85004
Four dedicated assistive computer workstations are located on the second floor. Customers may use the assistive computer stations on a first come, first served basis by presenting their library card at the Second Floor computer assistance desk during all open hours.
Transportation: Valley Metro is committed to providing safe, convenient transportation options for all Valley residents. If you need transportation trip planning assistance, please contact Valley Metro at 602-253-500, TTY 602-251-2039, or http://www.valleymetro.org/.Dial-a-Ride offers different types of services depending on the city or town in which you live. To find out what type of service exists in your city, call 602-716-2100 for assistance.
Reasonable Accommodation: HAMC and the City of Tempe are committed to making their programs and services accessible. Upon request, HAMC and the City of Tempe provides auxiliary aids and services as well as reasonable accommodations that allow people with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from housing programs.For accommodations for persons with disabilities in braille, large print, additional time, or translation for persons speaking another language, please contact Barbara Grambs at 602-744-4533 or email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time before or during the waitlist opening; TDD 602-744-4540.If you require special assistance or do not have internet access, complete the interest application by telephone by calling 602-744-4555 or 480-350-8076 Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed at https://maricopahousing.org/apply-tempe-and-maricopacounty-hcv-waiting-lists/.
HAMC Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observation of Memorial Day.