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Section 8 Family Obligations 

Family Obligations

The family may terminate assistance for any violations of the Family Obligations See 24 CFR, Parts 982.551

 The family must supply any information that the PHA or HUD determines is necessary in the administration of the program, including submission of required evidence of citizenship or eligible immigration status.  “Information” includes any requested certification, release or other documentation.

1.       The family must supply any information requested by the PHA or HUD for use in a regularly scheduled reexamination or interim reexamination of family income and composition in accordance with HUD requirements.

2.       The family must disclose and verify social security numbers and must sign and submit consent forms for obtaining information.

3.       Any information supplied by the family must be true and complete.

4.       The family is responsible for any Housing Quality Standards (“HQS”) breach caused by the family.

5.       The family must allow the PHA to inspect the dwelling unit at reasonable times and after reasonable notice.

6.       The family may not commit any serious or repeated violation of the lease.

7.       The family must notify the PHA and the owner before the family moves out of the unit, or terminates the lease on notice to the owner.

8.       The family must promptly give the PHA a copy of any owner eviction notice.

9.       The family must use the assisted unit for residence by the family.  The unit must be the family’s only residence.

10.   The composition of the assisted family residing in the unit must be approved by the PHA.  The family must promptly inform the PHA of the birth, adoption or court-awarded custody of a child.  The family must request PHA approval to add any other family member as an occupant of the unit.  No other person (i.e., nobody but members of the assisted family) may reside in the unit.

11.   The family must promptly notify the PHA if any family member no longer resides in the unit.

12.   The family must not sublease or let the unit.

13.   The family must not assign the lease or transfer the unit.

14.   The family must supply any information or certification requested by the PHA to verify that the family is living in the unit, or relating to family absence from the unit, including any PHA requested information or certification on the purposes of family absences.  The family must cooperate with the PHA for this purpose.  The family must promptly notify the PHA of absence from the unit.

15.   The family must not own or have any interest in the unit.

16.   The members of the family must not commit fraud, bribery or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with the programs.

17.   The members of the household may not engage in drug-related criminal activity, or violent criminal activity or other criminal activity that threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of other residents and persons residing in the immediate vicinity of the premises.

18.   The members of the household must not abuse alcohol in a way that threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of other residents and persons residing in the immediate vicinity of the premises.

19.   Other housing assistance.  An assisted family, or members of the family, may not receive Section 8 tenant-based assistance while receiving another housing subsidy, for the same unit or for a different unit, under any duplicative (as determined by HUD or in accordance with HUD requirements) federal, state or local housing assistance program.

 


 
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