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HCD Department - Community Services Division - Housing Authority

Dave Wolf, Community Services Division Manager
201 N. 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401
Telephone: 928-753-0723
TDD: 928-753-0726

1175 Hancock
Bullhead City, AZ
Telephone: 928-758-0702

2001 College Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Telephone: 928-453-0710

The mission of the Housing Authority is to develop, promote, and administer various housing programs for low-income families residing within Mohave County. The Housing Authority is dedicated to providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income families.

The Housing Authority was created in 1990 by Mohave County Board of Supervisors to provide housing programs for low-income families. Housing programs include Section 8 Certificate and Voucher Rental Assistance Programs and the HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program.

Section 8 New Housing Voucher Program

Subsidy is tied to the tenant, not the housing unit. This allows the family to select an apartment, house, or mobile home of their choice as long as it meets certain requirements for housing quality and is within the Fair Market Rent established by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Landlord and Tenant negotiate and sign a lease agreement. The Landlord/Owner of the property must also be willing to sign a contract with the Housing Authority. The family pays its portion of the contract rent (which may not exceed 30% of the tenantís monthly adjusted income).

Supportive Housing Program for the Seriously Mentally Ill

Rental assistance for homeless Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) as referred by Mohave Mental Health. Funding is for two years. There are income eligibility requirements and there is a separate waiting list for this population and referral.

Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA)

The program goal of EHA is to provide emergency housing assistance for homeless individuals and families and to prevent homelessness in Mohave County. Homelessness prevention is defined as providing emergency housing assistance for clients who would become homeless in the absence of such assistance

There are income eligibility requirements and self-sufficiency requirements. All clients served will be at or below 30% of the area median income. The client must be ineligible for, or have exhausted assistance from other resources in the community. The goal is to provide a continuum of care and an increasing commitment for services for those clients who are willing to take the next step in becoming self-sufficient.

Emergency housing assistance includes: temporary lodging motel vouchers, security/utility deposits and/or assistance, eviction rent or mortgage foreclosure payment, short term rental assistance, and case management.

The type and level of assistance for each client will be based on need as determined by Community Development and by the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for participation, an applicant must meet HUD criteria, as well as any permissible additional criteria established by the MCHA as required by specific programs.

Family income at the time of admission shall not exceed 50% of median income for Mohave County, established by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Application Intake

Applications will be taken at certain times and designated areas. When the number of applicants who can be services within a reasonable period of time is reached, the MCHA Waiting List will be closed. Notice of opening shall be made in the newspapers of general circulation as well as through minority media and other suitable means.

Applications will be taken in person only at the specified time and location when the waiting list is opened. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact MCHA

 
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