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SCCAP to Open Section 8 Wait List in Brown, Monroe and Owen Counties

Sept. 2010 -- SCCAP will add households to the wait list in each county on a first-come, first-served basis. It will add 22 households in Brown County, 70 in Monroe County and 22 in Owen County.

Staff will be taking pre-applications in the three counties at the following times and locations:

Owen County Applications
Spencer Office
145 N. Harrison St.
September 17, 2010 from 8 am to noon and Friday, September 18 from 1 to 4 pm

Brown County Applications
Nashville Office
168 Jefferson Street
September 23, 2010 from 1 to 4 pm and September 24 from 8 am to noon

Monroe County Applications
Bloomington office
1500 W. 15th St.,
September 30, 2010 from 8 to noon and October 1 from 1 to 4 pm

SCCAP will stop taking applications for the vouchers once the wait list is full.

It will be the first time in more than five years that SCCAP has added households to its wait list in Monroe County. It has been three years in Owen County and two years in Brown County since households have been added to the wait list.

Section 8 is a program in which approved low-income households are given a voucher to find housing on their own. They pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income toward their rent and utilities, and the federal government pays the rest.

“We are very pleased that for the first time in the recent past, we are able to add people to our list for this affordable housing program,” SCCAP Executive Director Todd Lare said. “With the economic recession we are in, this assistance is needed now more than ever.”

To submit a complete application, each applicant must bring: picture ID, social security card, birth certificate, proof of income (i.e. paystubs, letters from employers, TANF/SSI/Social Security award letters), transcript for adult students, and checking and savings account information.

All Section 8 applicants must meet income guidelines that are based on the size of the household. For questions, call 829-2279 in Owen County, 988-6636 in Brown County and 339-3447 in Monroe County.

SCCAP is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for low-income citizens to move toward personal and economic independence. Its programs include: Affordable Rental Housing, the Circles® Initiative, Energy Assistance, Family Development, Head Start, Individual Development Accounts, Section 8 Housing and Weatherization.