Housing Authority says waiting list now exhausted

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Greencastle Housing Authority is currently seeking Putnam County residents in need of rental assistance. As of Jan. 15, the Putnam County waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program has been exhausted.

What this means: there is no longer a wait for housing assistance payments for rental assistance in Putnam County. All Putnam residents who have applied have either been housed, have a voucher out on the street, are updating their information, or do not meet program requirements for participation.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program. This program assists families in need with monthly rental assistance. In order to receive assistance a family must apply to the program and meet basic program requirements.

Basic program requirements include a thorough background (five years reviewed) and sex offender screening.

Any Putnam County resident who needs rental assistance may apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Program at the Greencastle Housing Authority, located at 309 E. Franklin St., Greencastle.

As of Jan. 15, the Greencastle Housing Authority (GHA) has begun serving out-of-county residents, which will be a first in the GHA's history.

The Greencastle Housing Authority has been in existence since 1980 when it was formed by a resolution of the Common Council of the City of Greencastle. A clear need was seen in the community for decent, safe and sanitary housing for families in need. GHA has served more than 2,000 Putnam County residents through the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Persons are asked to note that GHA is currently processing for two-bedroom units at Northview Apartments, located at 600 N. Arlington St.

For more information on both programs persons may visit www.gcastleha.org or contact the GHA office at 653-8228.

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