NECAC seeks applicants for Section 8 Housing Rent-Assistance Program
ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT IMPACT SECTION 8 DIRECTLY AND NECAC HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EVICTIONS,
THE PROGRAM MAY BE AN ANSWER FOR SOME WHO’VE NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN WITH THE EXPIRATION OF THE EVICTION MORATORIUM ON JUNE 30.
NECAC is taking applications for the Section 8 rent assistance waiting list in 11 Missouri counties. To make the process easier, the agency is hosting sign-up sessions at locations throughout the service area. Counties covered are Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Shelby, and Warren.
ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT IMPACT SECTION 8 DIRECTLY, THE PROGRAM MAY BE THE ANSWER FOR SOME WHO HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN WITH THE EXPIRATION OF THE EVICTION MORATORIUM ON JUNE 30.
Qualifying applicants receive a voucher that pays part of their rent depending upon the tenant’s income, number of bedrooms in the unit and the area’s fair-market rent. The rest is paid by the tenant.
The program ensures that clients pay no more than 30 percent of adjusted monthly income on rent, allowing them to use the savings for other needs such as utilities, groceries and medicines.
NECAC makes rent-subsidy payments directly to private landlords for income-qualifying families and individuals on houses, apartments or mobile homes.
NECAC inspects all rental units initially and annually to assure they meet HUD Housing Quality Standards and local zoning standards for safe and clean conditions before rent payments are issued.
NECAC was awarded additional vouchers specifically for qualifying veterans, non-elderly disabled people ages 62 and younger, and foster youth ages 18 to 24. The agency has operated the program for more than 40 years, and administers more than 1,750 vouchers in the 11 counties.
Applications for the waiting list may be accessed online at www.necac.org from any device that can connect with the Internet, including computers, tablets and smartphones. NECAC will provide assistance to those without computer access.
Those who want more information, or do not have computer access, may call NECAC at 573-324-2055.
Wednesday, June 16:
9:30 to 11 a.m. Bellefield Apartments, 12 Gateway Square in Monroe City
Noon to 4 p.m.: Anderson Estates, 1821 S. Main in Palmyra
Thursday, June 17:
9:30 to 11 a.m. NECAC Macon County S907 Highway PP in Macon.
12:30 to 2 p.m.: Moberly Associates Apartments, 2105 Silva Lane in Moberly
Friday, June 18:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Creekside Apartments, 100 Creekside Drive in Bowling Green.
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