Traill County:

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program

The rental assistance program is designed to help low income households pay their housing costs in decent, safe and affordable dwellings located in Traill County.
 

Who is Eligible?

The program will assist participants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, familial status or handicap. Gross family income cannot exceed the following limits:
 

Status Income

 1 Person

 2 People

 3 People

 4 People

 5 People

 6 People

 7 People

 8 People

50% Very Low

  $27,550

  $31,450

  $35,400

  $39,300

  $42,450

  $45,600

  $48,750

  $51,900

Effective 3/28/16

What Size Unit Am I Eligible For?

The unit size will be determined by the Housing Authority, depending on the sex, age and number of persons in the household. A family is allowed to rent a smaller or larger unit under certain conditions.
 

What Type of Housing Will Qualify?

Rental assistance can be used in any type of privately owned rental housing in Traill County - houses, duplexes, apartments and mobile homes.

The dwelling unit selected by the family must be inspected in accordance with the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and be certified by the Housing Authority as a decent, safe and rent reasonable home.
 

What Are The Maximum Rents Allowed For The Program?

Under this program, total housing costs (rent and tenant paid utilities) cannot exceed the following payment standard limits as set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 
Payment Standards - Effective 1/1/2017

Bedrooms

            0

                 1

               2

              3

                4

Traill

        $520

             $550

           $690

          $910

            $1010


If the tenant is responsible for any or all of the utilities, an amount specified by the Housing Authority from a utility allowance schedule must be added to the rent to determine if it is within the limits.

Utility Allowance Schedule

How Much Rent Do Program Participants Pay?

The gross family contribution (GFC) is the amount of rent the client pays toward the housing costs. GFC is figured at 30% of the monthly income after allowances for minor children and childcare costs.

In the case of elderly or disabled individuals, medical expenses in excess of 3% of the gross family income are allowable deductions.

PUBLIC HOUSING

The public housing program is designed to house low income persons in a decent, safe and affordable dwellings located in Hillsboro, Mayville, Portland and Hatton.

Who is Eligible for the Program?

The program rents to participants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, familial status or handicap. Gross family income cannot exceed the following limits.

Status Income

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 People

7 People

8 People

80% Low

 $41,200

 $47,050

 $52,950

 $58,800

 $63,550

 $68,250

 $72,950

 $77,650

What Size Unit Am I Eligible For?

The unit size will be determined by the Housing Authority, depending on the sex, age, number of persons in the household and availability of unit at the time an applicant’s name comes up on the waiting list.

What Amenities Does Public Housing Have To Offer?

  • Rent is based on 30% of your adjusted monthly income.
  • Laundry hook-ups
  • Units are spacious and clean.
  • Handicapped accessible and family units available.

How Do I Apply For Public Housing?

If you are interested in the public housing program, there is an application to fill out. You are then placed on a waiting list. Applicants will be notified by mail when your name reaches the top of the waiting list. Criminal background checks and landlord reference checks will be conducted to ensure eligibility. Once you have been approved, the rent will be determined by calculating 30% of your adjusted monthly income. Tenants are initially required to sign a one-year lease with the Housing Authority.

How Much Rent Do Program Participants Pay?

The gross family contribution (GFC) is the amount of rent the client pays toward the housing costs. GFC is figured at 30% of the monthly income after allowances for minor children and childcare due to employment or schooling.

In the case of elderly or disabled individuals, medical expenses in excess of 3% of the gross family income are allowable deductions