COVID-19 Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the Housing Choice Vouchers Program (SECTION 8)
Emergency Housing Vouchers
The Emergency Housing Vouchers program is launching in the Los Angeles region. Vouchers will be prioritized by the LA Coordinated Entry System, initially referring participants who are homeless, recently homeless, or fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Los Angeles' Coordinated Entry System Policy Council. It is likely that most people eligible for this resource are already connected to the Coordinated Entry System and will be referred by case managers assigned to provide client housing support and connection. If, however, you think you are eligible for the program (please see the CES Interim Policy on Emergency Housing Voucher priority populations), please contact a Coordinated Entry System Access Center in your region. Please note that connection to the Coordinated Entry System does not guarantee your eligibility or prioritization for housing or rental subsidy support.
The Inglewood Housing Authority (IHA) has a primary focus on improving service delivery to clients, expanding housing choice voucher options for clients, providing safe environments in which to live, and improving compliance with changing U.S. Department of Housing and Ubran Development (HUD) policies.
The Housing Authority strives to significantly increase its current level of affordable housing by increasing the supply of vouchers for very low-income families, implementing a voucher homeownership program and working closely with city departments and local non-profit entities to revitalize neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of existing housing.
By attracting and maintaining dedicated staff with specialized skills in the areas of affordable housing, computer software, Internet services and legislative research, IHA has the capacity to monitor programmatic, regulatory changes and the ability to implement relative policies.
Fair Housing Policy
It is the policy of the IHA to comply fully with all Federal, State and local non-discrimination laws and with the rules and regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in housing and employment.
The IHA shall not deny any family or individual the equal opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under the Section 8 programs on the basis of race, color, creed, sex or gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation.
To further its commitment to full compliance with applicable Civil Rights laws, the IHA will provide Federal/State/local information to voucher holders regarding unlawful discrimination and any recourse available to families who believe they are victims of a discriminatory act.
- Section 8 (tenant-based) Housing Voucher
- Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)
- Senior Housing
- Social Service Information
Reasonable Accommodations Policy
It is the policy of the IHA to be service directed in the administration of our housing programs, to maintain the integrity of all programs and to exercise and demonstrate a high level of professionalism while providing housing services to families. The IHA's policies and practices will be designed to provide assurances that persons with disabilities will be given reasonable accommodations, upon request, so that they may fully access and utilize the housing program and related services.
Translation of Document
The Housing Authority has bilingual staff and resources to assist non-English speaking families in the translation of documents into another language.
Citizenship / Eligible Immigration Status
In order to receive assistance, a family member must be a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant. An individual, who is neither, may elect not to contend their status. Eligible immigrants are persons who are in one of the immigrant categories as specified by HUD.
The IHA uses a single waiting list for admission to its Section 8 tenant-based assistance program for the City of Inglewood. Except for the FSS and Homeownership programs, applicants will be selected from the IHA waiting list in accordance with policies, preferences and income targeting requirements defined in this administrative plan. The IHA will maintain information that permits proper selection from the waiting list.