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Local Objectives

   

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to achieve three major objectives:

  • To provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for very low income families while maintaining their rent payment at an affordable level.
  • To promote freedom of housing choice and spatial deconcentration of very low income families of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
  • To provide an incentive to private property owners to rent to very low income families, by offering timely assistance payments.

In addition, the HA have the following goals for the program:

  • To assist the local economy by increasing the occupancy rate and the amount of money flowing to the community.
  • To encourage self-sufficiency of participant families.

 
       

 

 

About Us

 
 

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

INTRODUCTION

The Housing Choice Voucher Program was created as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which rectified the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. The Act has been amended from time to time, and its requirements, as they apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Administration of the Housing Choice Voucher Program and the functions and responsibilities of the Housing Authority (HA) staff shall be in compliance with the HA’s Personnel Policy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Regulations as well as all Federal, State and local Fair Housing Laws and Regulations.

IT’S TIME FOR A BIT OF HISTORY

The Maywood Housing Authority (MHA) was created in October 1946, by a Resolution under the Village of Maywood. In January 1976, the Board called the very first meeting for the organization of business and adopted the Original By-Laws.

Leasing of the initial Section-8 Certificates came in the year of 1977. Since that time the Voucher Program was adopted, and now the two programs has emerged into the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

FUNCTIONS OF MHA

MHA is currently allocated for a total of 449 vouchers under the Housing Choice Voucher Program; MHA is currently leased utilizing 368 vouchers in the Maywood area. Our most recent waiting list holds an approximate two year waiting period for families to receive assistance.

Although, we currently are not accepting applications for the program. Families are always encouraged to stay in touch to find out about upcoming information that we might have regarding housing opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 
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