Policies & Procedures
If the head or spouse of the assisted family does not have a legal residence in the jurisdiction of the Aberdeen Housing Authority at the time of its application, the family will not have any right to lease a unit outside of the Aberdeen Housing Authority jurisdiction for a 12-month period beginning when the family is first admitted to the program. During this period, the family may only lease a unit located in the jurisdiction of the Aberdeen Housing Authority.
Participating families are allowed to move to another unit after the initial twelve (12) months has expired or if the Housing Authority has terminated the HAP contract. The Aberdeen Housing Authority will issue the family a new voucher if the family does not owe the Aberdeen Housing Authority or any other Housing Authority money, has not violated a Family Obligation, has not moved or been issued a voucher within the last twelve (12) months, and if the Aberdeen Housing Authority has sufficient funding for continued assistance. If the move is necessitated for a reason other than family choice, the 12-month requirement will be waived.
Any moves to another unit for any other reason before the initial twelve (12) months has expired will be considered by Aberdeen Housing Authority management on a case by case basis.
Families may only move to a jurisdiction where a Section 8 Program is being administered.
If a family has moved out of their assisted unit in violation of the lease, the Aberdeen Housing Authority will not issue a voucher, and will terminate assistance in compliance with Section 18.0, Termination of the Lease and Contract, in the Section 8 Administration Plan.
Authority (the Receiving Housing Authority) must administer
assistance for the family if that Housing Authority has a
tenant-based program covering the area where the unit is
If there is more than one such housing authority, the Initial
Housing Authority may choose which housing authority shall
Become the Receiving Housing Authority.
Housing Authority will promptly reimburse the Receiving Housing Authority for the full amount of the housing assistance payments made by the Receiving Housing Authority for the portable family. The amount of the housing assistance payment for a portable family in the Receiving Housing Authority’s program is determined in the same manner as for other families in the Receiving Housing Authority’s program.
b. The Initial Housing Authority will promptly
reimburse the Receiving Housing Authority for 80% of the Initial Housing Authority’s ongoing administrative fee for each unit month that the family receives assistance under the tenant-based programs and is assisted by the Receiving Housing Authority. If both Housing Authority’s agree, we may negotiate a different amount of reimbursement.