Move To Work Program
Posted:Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:21pm
The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside will be submitting an application in October for a HUD designation called “Move to Work” (MTW).
This designation provides flexibilities for housing authorities, to study various aspects of the Section 8 program. The HACR will be applying to the MTW focus area of Landlord Incentives—looking at various ways to increase the number of landlords in our program, thereby increasing the number of available units for our Program Participants to live in, here in Riverside County. HUD requires applicants for MTW designation to reach out to our Program Participants to obtain input on the MTW application before it is submitted.
There will be two Program Participant Hearings on the MTW plan, in person on July 22, 2021 at 10am and the second session on August 26, 2021 at 2pm. Both sessions will be streamed live on Microsift TEAMS Meetings. If you are unable to participate in either of these hearings, feel free to submit comments on the MTW plan to JMuller@rivco.org. All proposed plans will be posted on our website.
Both meetings will be held using the following link/call in number (note: you can join by just phone, or video, it is up to you):
Landlord Incentive Program
The Housing Authority County of Riverside has launched a new landlord incentive program aimed at increasing affordable housing options for Housing Choice Voucher families throughout Riverside County. The program goal is to promote new landlord relationships and further support to existing landlords by offering an incentive payment to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher, a Section 8 Tenant Based, Program.
The incentives includes a one-time payment of $2500 to landlords, new to the Housing Choice Voucher Program or to those who have been inactive for the last 12 months; or $500 per unit payment to existing landlords who lease a unit to a Housing Choice Voucher participant.
In eligible circumstances, a one-time rent affordability payment can be made, when rent needs to be negotiated down in order for the unit to be affordable for the voucher holder.
This incentive program is an effort to increase affordable housing in the County of Riverside for many Housing Choice Voucher families who were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy begins to recover, the County is working to ensure that residents who are once again working towards self-sufficiency, are able to secure housing.
The new landlord incentive program is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which allows local housing authorities to respond and equip low-income families with housing resources as a result of the pandemic.
The County of Riverside recognizes and commends the investment of property owners willing to help individuals who need affordable housing.
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