Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist is CLOSED as of 01/13/17 until further notice.
Reviews all applicants to determine families' eligibility for the program.
Explains the rules of the program to families and property owners/managers.
Issues vouchers to families.
Inspects the housing assisted units for compliance with housing quality standards
Approves the unit, owner, and lease.
Makes housing assistance payments to the owner in a timely manner.
Re-examines the family's income and composition annually and adjust the rent and process changes in rent portions when the income of the family composition changes.
Ensures owners and families comply with the program rules.
Provides prompt, professional service to owners and tenant families.
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Provides the housing authority with complete and accurate information pertaining to the family income and composition.
Reports changes in income and family composition that happens throughout the year.
Locates a suitable unit and pays the security deposit and application fee to the owner.
Attends scheduled appointments and return documents on time.
Maintains the property and minor repairs.
Complies with the terms of the lease.
Pays their portion of the rent on time to the owner.
Complies with all family obligations under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
While there is no way to know where you are on the waiting list or exactly how long it will take for you to get a voucher, there is a way to check your status and keep your application up-to-date. Visit killeen.housingmanager.com
It could take several months to several years to get assistance. The applications are processed in the order they are received. Applications received from applicants with a verified disability and applicants verified as living in a homeless shelter are processed before all other applications.
A voucher uses payment standards that represent the most KHA will pay to help a family with rent. Please see the payment standards in the Briefing Book. This does not mean that we will pay the full amount for each family, since many things affect the family’s assistance. Payment standards include rent plus a utility allowance (U/A) if the tenant pays any of the utilities (e.g., Rent + Utility Allowance = Payment Standard).
You must have prior written approval from KHA before moving any adult member into a unit. You must send a written request and provide the person’s Social Security number, photo ID, full legal name, and date of birth. KHA will conduct a background check to determine eligibility and will notify you of the results. The addition of a minor, resulting from a birth, adoption, or court awarded custody must be reported in writing by the family’s next annual recertification. KHA’s policy does not require reporting these cases unless it is during your annual reexamination. However, other minors must be reported within 30 days.
All requests to repair items should be made in writing to the landlord so that there is a clear understanding of what is needed. If the owner/landlord does not repair the item(s) in a timely manner, you may request an inspection of the unit by submitting a list of items to KHA. If any items are potentially life threatening or create health and safety issues, you may call KHA for assistance. Items considered life threatening or that impact health and safety may include such things as electrical hazards, sewage problems, no water, no heat, leaks in the ceiling where there is possible falling debris, blocked exits, a gas leak, etc.
You must report all changes in writing to KHA. With your written notice, submit any paperwork you have showing that you have lost your job or showing your reduced income. For example, a letter from your previous employer on company letterhead indicating your last day of employment, a family contribution statement with amount provided and how often, DHS printouts and benefit letters (i.e., Social Security, unemployment, etc.). If you apply for unemployment, food stamps, TANF or if a family member is now assisting with bills, you must include this paperwork. Decreases will be effective after all income changes are verified. The change will not be retroactive to the date of the event or the reporting of the event.