Section 8

The Section 8 Rental Assistance Payments Program is a Federal program designed to provide rental assistance for low income families.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, or national origin.

This program is aimed at families who are currently paying more than 30% of their adjusted gross, monthly income for rent and utilities, and for those who need rental assistance in order to live in “safe, decent and sanitary” housing. Mountain Projects and the Federal Government have a special commitment to aid the homeless, low income, elderly, handicapped, disabled and large families.

MPI currently has 1008 vouchers to help families in both Haywood and Jackson Counties. Typically 43% of the clients we help are elderly, handicapped or disabled. Once our clients receive a voucher they choose the home they want to live in. We have more than 700 landlords within the two counties that work with this program.

In order to assure the health and well-being of agency employees, all agency sites and facilities are closed to the public effective

4:00 p.m. Monday March 16, 2020 

Services will continue operations by phone and email. Please call 828-452-1447 for more information.

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Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed this flyer to provide Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) participants with important information and resources about paying rent during the national emergency concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

What is the suspension of evictions about?

Evictions for nonpayment of rent, and charges/fees for nonpayment of rent, have been temporarily suspended. This applies to all HUD-assisted participants from March 27, 2020 to July 24, 20201. Although your Public Housing Authority’s (PHA) Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policies (ACOP) and/or Administrative Plan may not be updated, please be aware that the suspension of evictions for nonpayment of rent is in place.

Having trouble making rent?

  • Voucher and public housing participants: If you lost your job or had a significant loss of income, request an interim reexamination with the housing authority as soon as possible. Your rent can be adjusted to reflect the change in income or you may be eligible for a financial hardship exemption. Your housing authority may also know about other local resources.
  • Voucher participants only: Contact your landlord right away. Reach out early to discuss potential payment plans or accommodations. Due to loss in income and the resulting interim reexamination, your rent adjustment may be retroactive. Confirm with the PHA and your landlord whether you will receive a credit for the previous month.

    What else should you know?

    • Rent is still due during this time period and will accumulate if unpaid.
    • Your landlord and the PHA cannot initiate a new eviction action for nonpayment of rent and you

      should not receive a notice to vacate for nonpayment of rent from March 27, 2020 – July 24, 2020.

    • Your landlord and the PHA cannot charge any late fees, or accrue charges/fees, and your

      assistance cannot be terminated for past due rent in April, May, June and July 2020.

    • If you are behind on rent after the suspension of evictions expire: Voucher participants need to

      negotiatedirectlywithyourlandlordtodeterminerequirementstorepayunpaidrent. Otherwise, your landlord could file an eviction. Public housing participants need to work with the PHA to pay unpaid rent in a lump sum or set up a repayment agreement. Otherwise, your assistance could be terminated and/or the PHA could file an eviction.

    • Evictions for nonpayment of rent filed with the court before March 27, 2020 can proceed if there is no conflict with state or local laws.
    • The PHA or your landlord can still terminate assistance and evict for drug abuse, criminal activity, lease violations, fraud, repeated minor violations, other good cause, etc.
    • HUD does not intervene or participate in eviction proceedings. If you feel you are being wrongfully evicted, contact your local legal aid organization or social service agencies. If you are a Voucher participant, you may also contact your local PHA.
Haywood County
 
The waiting list for Haywood County is currently open. You may call 828-452-1447 and make an appointment to apply or you may begin your application on this web site located under Housing Services.

Jackson County

The waiting list for Jackson County is currently open.You may call Pat Bennett 828-586-2345 ext. 318 for an appointment to apply or you may begin your application on this web site located under Housing Services. 
INCOME BASED HOUSING
AVIEMORE VILLAGE APTS. 55+YRS & DISABLED 828-627-2571
CAVALIER ARMS APTS. 828-456-6776
DEPOT ST. APTS. 828-627-1980
HICKORY HOLLOW APTS. 828-452-5789
LAKE VIEW APTS. 62+YRS &/OR DISABLED 828-648-3565
LAURELS OF JUNALUSKA 55+YRS 828-452-9747
MAUNEY COVE APTS. 828-452-1688
MEADOW LAND APTS. 828-452-1688
MOUNTAIN VIEW HOUSING 828-648-3565
SMOKY MEADOWS APTS. 828-648-1655
STONE RIDGE HOUSING 828-400-0917
TIMBER RIDGE APTS. 828-627-3371
WAYNESVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY 828-456-6377
WINDY HILL APTS. 828-627-1980
LANDLORDS/REALTORS
ANN EVANSON 828-452-4523
ELENOR COFFEY 828-456-7136
FORGA RENTALS 828-456-3279
HAROLD ALLEN 828-342-7754
JIM CALDERBANK 828-226-0488
JOE SAM QUEEN 828-452-1688
LARRY MILLER 828-734-8807
MARVIN JENNINGS 828-506-0434
ROB BURNS 828-400-4604
DENNIS WATKINS 828-400-6627
SANDRA NELSON 828-507-0403
BURGIN RENTALS 828-342-4117
SELECT HOMES 828-456-6111
SUNBURST REALTY 828-452-1144
SUSAN BROWN 828-421-9585
TOM PARHAM 828-702-8197
MAGGIE MOUNTAIN VACATIONS 828-926-4270
ABBY PARK, LLC 941-650-5440
BRIAN KEEFER 802-744-0338

Owners With Multiple Units- Jackson County

Owner/Agent Name                                                            Phone Number

All Pro Property Management, Inc.                                                            828-587-7368

(Sunita Wright-Property Management)

Chrismark Properties    (Rita Mathis-Manager)                                      828-506-4435

Devin Development, Inc.                                                                             828-226-0335

Liz Broom                                                                                                        828-226-7070

Graber Properties                                                                                           828-586-4629

Virginia Hawken                                                                                             828-586-8670

Jack In The Box Inc.                                                                                       828-586-0724

James Lee                                                                                                         828-506-0578

Marvin Jennings                                                                                              828-506-0434

Anna Saunders                                                                                                 828-293-1352

Lee Simonds                                                                                                     828-400-0917

Premier Five (Bobby Owens)                                                                        828-226-0018

The Villages   (Ann Selby-Agent)                                                                 828-631-0700

Blue Moon Rentals LLC                                                                                 828-506-8701

Rick/Pam Wood                                                                          828-269-8090/ 828-586-2976

Shuler Brothers Properties                                                                           828-497-1300

Listed below are other housing opportunities available in Jackson County:

**Reedwood Manor Apartments (Must have children to apply.)                     828-586-2253

**Jackson Village (Must be 62 years of age or greater to apply.)                       828-586-4272

**River Park Apartments (Elderly, Disabled and/or Handicapped Only!)     828-631-0124

**The Haven at Mountain Oaks (Elderly,Disabled/Handicapped Only!) 828-586-3289

Ann Selby, Agent

**High Ridge Apartments                                                                                     828-354-0235

(You have to apply at the office located on the property and be approved before we can assist you at this complex.)

**We no longer work with Nicol Arms Apartments, they have their own program.

NOTE: YOU MUST APPLY AT THE PROPERTY FOR THESE UNITS**

Our local newspaper is a weekly publication and you can check the classified section for rentals also at:

www.thesylvaherald.com

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