Redmond, OR – November 17, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — With the continuing unprecedented need for housing assistance in Central Oregon, Housing Works will begin processing the first fifty Mainstream Voucher applicants from the current waiting list. Mainstream Vouchers are targeted at income eligible, non-elderly disabled households.
Pre-applications were taken on a first come, first serve basis the week of August of 3rd through the 7th, 2009. In order to qualify for assistance, applicants will need to attend an orientation on December 2nd, provide the required documentation, and lease a rental unit within 60 days of the voucher issuance.
Housing Works manages a federal contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rental assistance to income-qualified households in the region. It annually assists up to 1,080 low-income families and individuals who earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income. The monthly rental assistance for each household is paid directly to landlords and makes up the difference between what the family can afford to pay and the fair market rent. This program distributes more than $6 million annually into the private rental market in the region with over 400 local landlords participating in the program.
Housing Works staff is in the process of notifying the fifty households. For more information on the rental assistance program, call Housing Works at 923-1018.