Public Housing Admissions and Occupancy Policy

The Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) of the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County (HACPFC) establishes policies and procedures for housing authority staff to follow in order to determine eligibility for admissions and residency. These policies and procedures are binding upon applicants, tenants and HACPFC. They incorporate Federal, state and local law. If there is any conflict between this policy and laws or regulations, the laws and regulations will prevail.

ACOP topics are monitored regularly to determine if changes to Federal, state or local regulations require revisions to the document. Any revision to the ACOP that does not substantially alter the terms or conditions of tenancy can be done without a resolution by the Board of Commissioners.

Title Page
Table of Contents
Overview of the Program and Plan
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Eligibility
Applications, Waiting List, and Tenant Selection
Occupancy Standards and Unit Offers
Income and Rent Determinations
Verification
Leasing and Inspections
Reexaminations
Pets
Community Service
Transfer Policy
Lease Terminations
Grievances and Appeals
Program Integrity
Program Administration
Glossary

Exhibits:
Exhibit 16-1 – Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act
Exhibit 16-2 – Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and Alternate Documentation
Exhibit 16-3 – Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
Exhibit 16-4 – Emergency Transfer Request for Certain Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
Exhibit 16-5 – Notice to Housing Choice Voucher Owners and Managers regarding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Housing Choice Voucher

Benefits for HCV Landlords

  • Rental payments are paid by recipients and HACPFC in the form of timely Housing Assistance Payments.
  • Tenants are pre-screened by HACPFC for HCV (Section 8) program admission, but the owner retains the right and responsibility to screen and select tenants.
  • HACPFC’s HCV program maintains a consistent waitlist – there is no shortage of potential applicants
  • Ideal marketing opportunities through gosection8.com
  • The lease between the owner and the occupant shall be for at least one year
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