Section 8 Annual Recertification’s
In accordance with HUD regulations, all Section 8 families are recertified once a year. The purpose for this is:
To make certain that the information Section 8 has about the family’s composition, income, and deductions are correct, and
Ø To determine the rental portion to be paid to the landlord by housing assistance payments and by the family.
Ø To accomplish this, packets are sent to family. The family must complete and return their packets to Section 8. If the family fails to comply and/or complete their annual recertification within the allotted time frame, they may be cancelled from the program for non-compliance of program rules.
Once the family’s recertification is reviewed, calculated and entered into the computer system, the landlord and the client will receive a Contract Change Clause, normally a 30-day notice is given, that shows the family’s new rental portion and DHA’s HAP payment.