Reporting Income Changes – Vouchers

SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PARTICIPANTS

ALL CHANGES OF INCOME MUST BE REPORTED WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS

IF YOU HAVE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RENTAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE KELSO HOUSING AUTHORITY YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT ALL CHANGES

This means that if you have a:Wage increase or decreaseStart a new job or end employmentEmployment Compensation increase or decrease Labor & Industries Compensation increase or decreaseChild support income increase or decrease Public Assistance income (TANF, or other programs) increase or decrease Social Security income increase or decrease

HOW DO I REPORT AN INCOME CHANGE?

All changes must be reported in writing. To report your change pick up the CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES PACKET located in the Housing Authority Lobby.
SECTION 8 CHANGE OF INCOME PACKET = YELLOW

CAN I JUST CALL THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO REPORT MY CHANGE?

No. All changes must be reported in writing using the appropriate Change Packet. Change packets are designed to help you to gather all of the documents necessary to verify your change.

WHAT PAPERS DO I NEED TO PROVE MY CHANGE?

The CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCE PACKET from the Housing Authority office will guide you in collecting all of the required paperwork.
If you have questions please call the office, we are happy to help you.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS COMMONLY REQUIRED FOR A CHANGEINCOME DOCUMENTS:

INCOME DOCUMENTS:
PAYSTUBS (3 MONTHS)
PRINT OUT FROM EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
PRINT OUT FROM LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
PRINT OUT FROM CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
PRINT OUT FROM SOCIAL SECURITY
PRINT OUT FROM DSHS (PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, TANF)
PRINT OUT FROM COLLEGE FOR STUDENT LOANS / GRANTS
TITLE OR REGISTRATION OF VEHICLE PURCHASED IN LAST YEAR
CURRENT MAILED BANK STATEMENT ( 1 MONTH ONLY)
BONDS OR CD’SPRINT OUT OF LUMP SUM MONIES (ie INHERITANCES)
EXPENSES Documents:
PRINT OUT FROM CHILD CARE EXPENSES
PRINT OUT / RECEIPTS FOR OUT OF POCKET MEDICAL EXPENSES (Elderly and/or Disabled Participants only)

IN ORDER FOR THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR TO ADJUST THE FOLLOWING MONTH’S RENT PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCE DOCUMENTS TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICE BEFORE 3pm ON THE 20th OF THE MONTH

WHERE DO I TURN IN MY PAPERWORK?

TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY AND YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION NEVER LEAVE DOCUMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICE ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED INSIDE THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICE BEFORE 3:45 PM.IF YOU NEED TO SUBMIT OR SIGN PAPERWORK AND CAN NOT BE AT THE KELSO HOUSING AUTHORITY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS CALL YOUR COORDINATOR TO MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT.