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What are the Rice County Section 8 Wait List Preferences? Definitions of Preferences Resident of Rice County: Families that have permanent, sole place of residency in Rice County at the time of application. Acceptable proof includes current lease, and/or...
How do I report changes to the Section 8 program? All changes in household income must be reported within 10 days of the change. All changes must be reported in writing. Not all changes will result in a change in the tenant rent; however, the HRA...
How do I add an additional member to my household voucher? Section 8 participants must obtain prior approval from the HRA and Owner/Landlord before adding an additional adult member to the household. If an additional member is approved, the rent portion...
How do I move to a new apartment using my Section 8 voucher? If you are interested in moving, please contact the HRA Office for specific details. Please DO NOT sign a new lease without prior approval from the HRA Office.To contact the Housing Office, please...
How do I obtain emergency assistance? The HRA does not have funding available for emergency assistance. Please refer to the Rice County Community Resource Numbers list for other agencies who might be able to provide assistance.More...
How do I become a Section 8 landlord? Section 8 participants have the right to select any eligible unit available to lease. Participants are free to rent from any Owner/Landlord who is willing to work with the Section 8 program. There is...
How do I find out when my name reaches the top of the waiting list? You will be notified in writing through the mail. All letters will be sent to the address you provided. It's very important that you notify the HRA Office of all address changes in writing. Failure...
How do I apply for Section 8? Currently the waiting list is closed so we are not accepting applications. When the waiting list reopens an announcement will be posted on the Housing webpage.