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Dodge County Housing Authority

Applicants


Applicants - Landlords - Landlord Tenant Issues - Tenant Based vs. Project Based Assistance

How applications are processed

Completing the Application

Click here to download an application. - PDF format, requires a PDF reader to view/print. A free PDF Reader is available from Adobe.

If you have difficultly downloading the application, contact our office at (920) 386-2866 to request an application.

When we receive your completed application your name will be placed on the waiting list and a confirmation letter will be sent to you. Keep the confirmation letter as a record of when we received your application and recorded your place on the waiting list.

Checking on Your Application

The waiting list was reopened May 9, 2011 and will remain open until further notice. Applications are assigned a number processed in the order they are received in our office. We are currently working with applications through number 2011-112.

The waiting time can be long. This is a popular program with many people on the waiting list and a limited amount of available funds. You can contact us to check on the progress of your application by calling (920) 386-2866.

We will be able to tell you the number and date of the applications that we are currently processing. It is impossible to give you an accurate date of when your name will come up unless we are very close to your application date.

If your mailing address, household composition or income changes, you need to notify us of the change. Our office will always contact you by mail at the mailing address we have on file.

If we are unable to reach you, your name is removed from the waiting list.


Status of Waiting List

When your application reaches the top of the waiting list

When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will be contacted by mail to request that you to make an appointment for an interview where we will process paperwork and determine eligibility. After you have been determined eligible and as funding allows, you will attend a group presentation where we will explain the rules of the program. Attendance at a briefing presentations is mandatory to participate in the program.

If you do not respond to this mailing by the date indicated on the letter, your name is automatically removed from the waiting list.

You MUST notify us of any change of address. If your mail is returned, there is no way for us to contact you. If your mail is forwarded, it may take too long for the letter to reach you.

After the group presentation we will meet with you individually to discuss your personal situation. If you are eligible, you will be given a voucher.

This voucher may be used at your current address or you may choose to move to a different address. After you have located a rental property, you will submit a copy of the unsigned lease and our tenancy agreement to the HOUSING AUTHORITY.

The HOUSING AUTHORITY will inspect the property for the Housing Quality Standards. An HQS Inspection is not a code compliant inspection.

If the property is approved, the HOUSING AUTHORITY will sign a contract with the Landlord for housing assistance payments and you are officially on the program.

To contact us call (920) 386-2866 or click on the link below.

How Assistance is Calculated

Household income includes the total of gross wages, child support received, unemployment compensation, Social Security, SSI, SSD, income from assets, etc for all family members.

Deductions from gross income include an annual dependant deduction per child and child care expenses the household pays while working or attending school. For senior citizen, handicapped and disabled households there is an annual deduction in addition to the deduction of allowable medical expenses.

Program participants pay 30% of the household's adjusted income (+ 100% of the amount over the payment standard).

It is important to note that the payment standard used for your household will be based on your household composition AND the actual number of bedrooms in the unit. We will help you determine which payment standard you qualify for.

The payment standards in Dodge County are:

0 Bedroom
$539
1 Bedroom
$540
2 Bedroom
$651
3 Bedroom
$915
4 Bedroom
$988

These limits include rent and tenant paid utilities. If the rent does not include utilities, tenant-paid utilities are calculated based on a schedule of monthly averages for Dodge County. Using this schedule we calculate the utility allowance for the unit.

The rent plus the utility allowance is the Gross Rent for the unit. If the gross rent exceeds the payment standard, the program participant pays 30% of the household's adjusted monthly income plus 100% of the amount over the payment standard. For example,

  • If the gross rent (rent plus utility allowance) is at or below the payment standard, you pay 30% of the household's adjusted monthly income toward the gross rent.
  • If the gross rent (rent plus utility allowance) is $25.00 more than the payment standard, you pay 30% of the household's adjusted monthly income + $25.00 toward the gross rent.

You cannot pay more than 40% of the adjusted monthly household income or the unit will not qualify for the program.

We pay the landlord the difference between 30% of your adjusted household income and the payment standard. This amount is paid directly to the landlord.

Since each participant's share is the result of a unique calculation, it is impossible to quote a rental amount without applying required personal information to the formula.

When you are assigned a voucher, we will be happy to calculate your share for you so that you can make informed decisions when choosing a place to live.

Status of the Waiting List

Currently we are working with applications received through number 2011-112. When we reach your name on the waiting list, you will be contacted by mail to request that you to make an appointment for an interview. If you do not respond to this mailing by the date indicated on the letter, your name is automatically removed from the waiting list. We MUST have a current mailing address at all times.

Newsletters

Housing Newsletter, Volume 1 - Issue 1 - March 2003
Housing Newsletter, Volume 1 - Issue 2 - May 2003
Housing Newsletter, Volume 1 - Issue 3 - February 2004
Housing Newsletter, Volume 1 - Issue 3 - September 2004

Housing Newsletter, Volume 3 - Issue 1 - July 2005
Housing Newsletter, Volume 3 - Issue 1 - Februrary 2007

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