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1.1 Fair Housing


Language The Mission of the SFHA is to deliver safe and decent housing for low income households and integrate economic opportunities for residents The PHA will review and update the plan at least once a year, and more often if needed, to reflect changes in regulations, PHA operations, or when needed to ensure staff consistency in operation No person shall, on the ground of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status or disability to be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the SFHA housing programs. The PHA will not discriminate on the basis of marital status. To meet the needs of persons with hearing impairments, TTD/TTY (text telephone display/teletype) communication will be available. To meet the needs of persons with vision impairments, largeprint and audio versions of key program documents will be made available upon request. When visual aids are used in public meetings or presentations, or in meetings with PHA staff, one-onone assistance will be provided upon request. Additional examples of alternative forms of communication are sign language interpretation; having material

Rationale Not previously in policy

Not previously in policy

Additional Protected Class

Establishes policies to comply with 24 CFR 8.6.


8.0 Verification of HUD’s verification Hierarchy

explained orally by staff or having a third party representative (a friend, relative or advocate, named by the applicant) to receive, interpret and explain housing materials and be present at all meetings. A foster child is a child that is in the legal guardianship or custody of a state, county, or private adoption or foster care agency, yet is cared for by foster parents in their own homes, under some kind of short-term or long-term foster care arrangement with the custodial agency. A foster child or foster adult may be allowed to reside in the unit if their presence would not result in a violation of HQS space standards according to 24 CFR 982.401. In order of priority, the forms of verification that the PHA will use are: 

14.0 Termination of Assistance to the Family by the SFHA

Up-front Income Verification (UIV) using HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system  Up- Income Verification (UIV) using a non-HUD system  Written Third-Party Verification (may be provided by applicant or participant)  Written Third-party Verification Form  Oral Third-Party Verification  Review of Documents  Self-Certification The PHA WILL terminate a family’s assistance if: A family member has engaged in

Defines foster individuals in accordance with program requirements 24 CFR 5.603. Restricts according to regulatory unit overcrowding prohibitions.

Updates policy to be in compliance with current HUD requirements. The change in HUD verification requirements eases the burden on the family and on the PHA.

Defines abusive or violent behavior.

or threatened violent or abusive behavior toward PHA personnel. 

Abusive or violent behavior towards PHA personnel includes verbal as well as physical abuse or violence. Use of racial epithets, or other language, written or oral, that is customarily used to intimidate may be considered abusive or violent behavior. Threatening refers to oral or written threatens or physical gestures that communicate intent to abuse or commit violence.

SFHA Admin Plan  

Changes for the admin plan

SFHA Admin Plan  

Changes for the admin plan