Local Preferences

 

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 Involuntarily displaced  - Being removed from rental property through no fault of your own. i.e. fire, flood, condemnation, city or state actions, and landlord wants the property back.  Evictions for non-payment of rent is not included.
 

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Working family – Twelve months of full-time continuous employment and those unable to work because of age or disability.  (Continuous employment is defined as an average of thirty (30) hours or more per week.  An interruption of four (4) weeks or less is not considered a break in continuity.  Consideration will be given for longer breaks in employment if the adult family members were working an average of twenty (20) hours per week and attending school or job training for ten (10) or more hours per week.
 

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Graduates of Transitional Housing Programs – Currently living in a shelter and you have completed the necessary training and/or counseling required and now you are ready to leave the program and get your own housing.
 

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 Former Public Housing or Section 8 Voucher participant and became a home owner – A former rental assistance program participant who became a home owner, who had met the requirements of the OHA homeownership program (including homeownership training) and who lost that home due to insufficient income.


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