Impact of the Partial Government
Shutdown on the Housing Choice Voucher Program
On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 funding for 9 of the 15
federal agencies expired and a partial shut-down was triggered.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) is among the nine federal agencies
impacted by the shut-down.
HUD provides 100% of the funding to agencies nationally that
administer the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. It is
through this formula allocation that the federal government
provides budget authority to issue Housing Assistance Payment
(HAP) to landlords who make units available for families
participating in the HCV program.
You are receiving this notification because the partial shut-down
of the federal government, if continued, may delay future HAP
to landlords. However, at this time, it is anticipated that HUD’s
current HAP funding levels will allow for timely HAP
disbursements to landlords for the month of February, according
to notice we have received from HUD.
We will keep you informed as we learn more.
AHA is pleased to announce the follow college scholarship opportunities for high school seniors who are on track to graduate in June 2019.
Click on the links below for applications and additional requirements. Application fees will be paid by AHA for qualified applicants. Applications are limited to two per agency so if you are planning to apply or you have additional questions, please contact
Tisha Vidulich via email at email@example.com
or via phone at 518-842-2894 ext 104.
Scholarships for high school seniors living in public or assisted housing
Three Scholarships Will Be Awarded
Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship $7,000
Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship $5,000
Mutual of America Life Insurance Company Scholarship $5,000
Applications are due to AHA by January 7, 2019.
Scholarship for high school seniors living in public or assisted housing.
One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,500.00
One runner-up will be awarded $1,000.00.
Applications are due to AHA by January 28, 2019.
Report Every Change of Income
It is very important to notify AHA of ANY change to your income within 10 days of the change.
To protect your housing assistance, always report any new or changed income, including (but not limited to):
Changes must be reported in writing using the Change form available here or on the forms page of the AHA website as well as in the AHA lobby. Once form the form is completed it can be mailed to our office. If an appointment is required, you will receive an appointment letter via mail.
Failure to report changes in income can result in unfortunate consequences, including:
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