Family Obligations Once Leased
Family obligations for participation in assisted housing programs.
Supply information about citizenship, income and family composition that the Housing Authority determines to be necessary:
- Disclose social security numbers.
- Verify that the family is living in the rental unit or disclose absence from the unit.
- Notify the Housing Authority and the owner in writing before moving out of the unit or terminating the lease.
- Use the unit as the family's only residence and allow only the designated family members to live in the unit.
- Promptly notify the Housing Authority of the birth, adoption or court awarded custody of a child.
- Request Housing Authority written approval to add any other family member as an occupant of the unit.
- Promptly notify the Housing Authority in writing if any family member no longer lives in the unit.
- Provide the Housing Authority a copy of any owner eviction notice.
- Pay utility bills and supply appliances that the owner is not required to supply under the lease.
- Any information that the family supplies must be true and complete.
- The family may not own or have any interest in the unit.
Grounds for termination of housing assistance include:
- Committing fraud or bribery in connection with the program. Participation in illegal drug or violent criminal activity.
- Subleasing the unit or transferring the unit.
- Receiving assistance from another Federal, State or local housing assistance for the same unit.
- Damaging the unit beyond normal wear and tear or permitting a guest to damage the unit.
- Failure to meet the family obligations listed above.