Section 8 and Public Housing are both rental subsidy programs. Section 8 clients find an approved unit and the Housing Authority pays a rental payment directly to a private landlord. A Public Housing client is subsidized while living in a unit owned by the Housing Authority.
Yes. The maximum gross income a family may have is based on the family size. Income limits are posted on www.hud.gov.
Yes. You should be at least 21 years of age, unless you’re 18 with a child.
You will need to contact us at The Douglas Housing Authority immediately. This should be done as soon as the change occurs, as this might affect eligibility.
You will contact The Douglas Housing Authority Secretary/Clerk: Angela McElhaney and Shelley Stevens, Section 504 ADA Coordinator at (912)384-5812.
Your rent is based on Income or Flat Rent
There is no way to predict how long you may have to wait before you are called for an apartment. This depends on move outs and vacancy’s occurs. It is very important that you notify the Secretary/Clerk if there is a change of address or telephone number so you will be able to be reached.
The Security Deposit is $250.00. On the day you rent, you can pay ½ of your security deposit which is $125.00 plus a $10.00 maintenance fee or the entire deposit of $250.00 plus $10.00 maintenance fee.
The City of Douglas utility company and Satilla REA
The Federal Fair Housing Act (FHAct), 42 U.S.C. 3601-19, prohibits discrimination in housing practices on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability. (FHAct uses the term "handicap"; however, this document uses the term "disability," which has the same legal meaning.) The Act prohibits housing providers from discriminating against persons because of their disability or the disability of anyone associated with them and from treating persons with disabilities less favorably than others because of the disability. The Act also requires housing providers "to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person(s) equal opportunity to use and enjoy any dwelling." In addition, the Act requires that housing providers allow tenants to make reasonable modifications to units and common spaces in a dwelling. The Act applies to the vast, majority of privately and publicly owned housing, including housing subsidized by the federal government or rented through the use of Section 8 voucher assistance. HUD's regulations implementing the disability discrimination prohibitions of the Act may be found at 24 CFR 100.201-205.
If the housing provider believes the requested accommodation is unreasonable, the housing provider may, but is not required to, propose a substitute accommodation requested by the tenant or applicant because the individual with a disability is most familiar with his or her disability and is in the best position to determine what type of aid or service will be effective. If the housing provider suggests an alternative accommodation, the tenant may reject it if he or she feels it does not meet his or her needs.
An individual with a disability should request an accommodation as soon as it appears that the accommodation is needed. However, requests may be made at any time. For example, requests may be made when an individual is applying for housing, entering into a lease, or occupying housing. Individuals who become disabled during their tenancy may request accommodation, even if they were not disabled when they signed their leases.
Section 504 does not prescribe a uniform procedure for requesting a reasonable accommodation to be used with all housing providers. To request an accommodation, an individual need not mention Section 504 or use the phrase "reasonable accommodation." In general, a tenant or prospective tenant should make clear to the housing provider that he or she is requesting that an exception, change, adjustment, or modification be made to a rule, policy, practice, service, building or dwelling unit because he or she has a disability. He or she should explain what type of accommodation is requested and explain the relationship between the requested accommodation and his or her disability. In order to facilitate the process and consideration of the request, tenants or prospective tenants may wish to check with a housing provider in advance to determine whether that housing provider has established any specific procedure regarding requests for reasonable accommodation. Although the Section 504 regulations do not require it, it is usually helpful that the request be made in writing so there will be documentation that the request was actually made in the event of a later dispute.
Whether a particular accommodation is "reasonable" depends on a variety of factors and must be decided on a case-by-case basis. The determination of whether a requested accommodation is reasonable depends on the answers to two questions. First, does the request impose an undue financial and administrative burden on the housing provider? Second, would making the accommodation require a fundamental alteration in the nature of the provider's operations? If the answer to either of these is yes, the requested accommodation is not reasonable. However, even where a housing provider is not obligated to provide a particular accommodation because the particular accommodation is not reasonable, the provider is still obligated to provide other requested accommodations that do qualify as reasonable.
An individual with a disability is any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The term "physical or mental impairment" may include, but is not limited to, conditions such as visual or hearing impairment, mobility impairment, HIV infection, mental retardation, drug addiction (except current illegal use of or addiction to drugs), or mental illness. The term "major life activity" may include seeing, hearing, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks, caring for oneself, learning, speaking, or impairment, or are regarded as having such impairment.
Persons with disabilities.
Yes. HUD's regulations for Section 504 that apply to federally assisted programs may be found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 24 CFR Part 8. There are also regulations that govern Section 504 in programs conducted by HUD which may be found at 24 CFR Part 9, however, this web site focuses on Section 504's requirements for federally assisted programs, services and activities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states: "No otherwise qualified individual with disability in the United States...shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, service or activity receiving federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any executive agency or by the United States Postal Service." (29 U.S.C. 794). This means that Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity that receives financial assistance from any federal agency, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as in programs conducted be the federal agencies including HUD.
Yes we have a 24 hour hotline for repairs that need to be made after hours and on holidays.
Only if repairs are caused due to normal wear and tear. If a repair needs to be made due to tenant negligence then tenant will be charged.
The $10 fee that tenants pay with their rent is to assist with the cost of Grounds Maintenance. It does not cover repairs done inside/outside the unit.
All DHA Residents are required to obtain a DHA Parking Permit for their vehicle while living in Public Housing. If borrowing a vehicle, tenant must report this information to DHA Maintenance Department & DHA Security. This insures that the resident’s vehicle is not towed when DHA Security does their random monitoring & towing of unauthorized vehicles those that do not have a DHA permit to be on Housing Authority property.
It is Mandatory that all units received monthly pest control services. If you are not satisfied with the company that DHA uses you may obtain services with another company so long as you maintain monthly pest control services. If services are not maintained with other company, then DHA will resume pest control with our designated company. If for some reason you have a problem with the spray you may obtain a statement from you doctor and another method such as baiting will be used.
Tenants are allowed to have a satellite. Tenant must sign a satellite permission form prior to having a satellite installed because satellite technician will not make connection without authorization from DHA Maintenance Department.
In order to receive extra keys, tenant must report to the Main Office to purchase the keys, and then take receipt to DHA Maintenance Department so that the key can be made.