Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority
CHRHA's Public Housing Program
Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority owns and operates three
(3) public housing properties designed for low to moderate income families
and individuals who don't want rents to exceed their ability to pay.
Our neighborhoods are communities that
concentrate on positive activities and opportunities for families, children,
teenagers, disabled and mature adults. Several offer recreational activities
and educational programs.
The Clarksburg Police Department and the
Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority work together to assure
the safety of all residents and to provide role models for young people.
Each property is well maintained and safe with access to the amenities
of downtown Clarksburg, outstanding schools and convenient shopping.
Public Housing Coordinator
Clarksburg Police Department and the Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing
Authority work together to assure the safety of all residents and to
provide role models for young people.
Each property is well maintained and safe
with access to the amenities of downtown Clarksburg, outstanding schools
and convenient shopping.
IS PUBLIC HOUSING?
Public housing was established to provide
decent and safe rental housing for eligible low to moderate income individuals,
families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. CHRHA has different
types of housing, from efficient apartments to multi-family townhouses.
CHRHA has 326 units of housing. HUD administers federal assistance to
CHRHA so that it may offer housing at rents the family can afford.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Public housing is limited to low to moderate
income families and individuals. In order to be eligible, a family must
meet four tests: they must qualify as a family, they must have an annual
income at or below program income limits, each family member must have
a Social Security number and the household size must be appropriate
per the occupancy standards defined. Additionally, every applicant must
meet selection criteria determining their suitability as a tenant.
DO I APPLY?
If you are interested in applying for
public housing, you may apply by visiting the Clarksburg-Harrison Regional
Housing Authority's Administrative Office Complex at 433 Baltimore Avenue
in the Glen Elk area of Clarksburg during the hours of 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
Applications must be in writing. When
you have completed an application, a CHRHA representative will discuss
the application with you, including reviewing the information important
to determining your eligibility, as well as providing additional information
on the public housing program.
I NEED TO PROVIDE ANY DOCUMENTATION?
Yes. CHRHA requests
the following documentation needed to verify the information given to
us on your application.
1. Birth certificates for each member
in the household.
2. Social Security cards for each member
in the household.
3. Verification of any type of income
in the household
stubs for at least 90 days if possible or a paper with
for employer stating gross pay per week/or bi-weekly,
from Social Security if receiving any benefits from
Administration or from Department of Health
Resources). If there is no income at all you must sign
provided by the Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing
stating there is no income.
4. List four (4) personal references;
not relatives or previous landlords.
must have complete mailing addresses
5. List landlords up to 3 years with complete
Public Housing Specialist
to have the above information when you sign up will delay the application
process, and could result in your application being canceled.
AND WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
After your application has been completed,
you name will be placed on our waiting list. Once you have reached the
top of the waiting list, CHRHA will contact you by letter and provide
you with instructions for further processing. You are asked to update
your application at least every six months or when you situation changes,
so that you can be contacted at the appropriate time for processing.
If your application has not been updated every six months, it will be
droppped from the waiting list.
I SIGN A LEASE?
If you are offered an apartment or townhouse
and you accept it, you will have to sign a lease with CHRHA, and will
be expected to give a security deposit. CHRHA will review the terms
of the lease and house rules with you.
IS RENT DETERMINED?
Your rent is based on your family's anticipated
gross annual income less deductions and income disregards. Deductions
are given for dependents in a family, elderly or disability status,
some medical expenses for families headed by an elderly person or person
with disabilities, full-time employment or full-time participation in