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Tenant Based Rental Assistance

The housing programs operated by HOM, Inc. are tenant-based rental assistance programs. This means that the assistance is provided to the tenant, rather than to a dwelling unit or building. Participants in the housing programs are assisted in locating a dwelling unit of their choice in the community that meets program eligibility requirements. In order for the dwelling unit to be eligible for the program, the unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection. The rent for the unit must also be determined to be reasonable in comparison to other unassisted units similar in location, size, unit type, age, unit amenities and property facilities.

Participants in the programs are required to pay at least 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards the cost of rent and utilities. HOM, Inc. calculates the participant's portion of rent in accordance with applicable program guidelines. The remaining portion of the Contract Rent for the dwelling unit is subsidized by the program and is paid directly to the Landlord.

The HOM, Inc. participant is the leaseholder and the sole tenant for the dwelling unit. HOM, Inc. enters into Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts with Landlords for the purpose of providing rental assistance to HOM, Inc. participants and their authorized family members.

Landlords are encouraged to use their normal tenant selection criteria in considering HOM, Inc. applicants for tenancy. HOM, Inc. determines only that the applicant is eligible to receive rental assistance in the programs according to applicable program eligibility criteria. HOM, Inc. does not screen program participants for suitability for tenancy. Such screening is the Landlord's responsibility.

NOTE: In accordance with Federal Fair Housing Laws, it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.


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