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The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department Annual Recertification Process Overview.

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1 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department Annual Recertification Process Overview

2 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department What is the purpose of the recertification process? The recertification process is required annually by HUD regulations, and is a tenant obligation under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Tenants MUST submit family composition and income information to NYCHA for all members of the household in order to continue to receive federal rental assistance.

3 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department How does the Annual Recertification process work? NYCHA’s process for recertification provides ample time for families to comply with their obligations under the terms of their tenancy. 1) Section 8 tenants MUST complete and SIGN the 36 page Affidavit of Income (AOI) packet that is mailed five months in advance of their lease anniversary date. 2) In addition, tenants MUST SIGN: a)Declaration of Assets form; b) Third Party Verification form; and IF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE NOT SIGNED THE PACKAGE WILL BE INCOMPLETE AND WILL DELAY THE RECERTIFICATION PROCESS. 3) The AOI can be hand delivered to any of NYCHA’s Customer Contact Centers or mailed using the postage paid return envelope enclosed in the AOI packet. 4) If all signatures are present and required documentation is provided, the packet is approved and a Voucher Change Notice (VCN) is mailed to the family and the landlord. The VCN will show the effective date of any changes to the rent shares.

4 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department What happens if my recertification packet is not complete or required documents are not signed? NYCHA will mail a notice requesting additional information (AI). The notice will identify what documentation is required for NYCHA to complete the recertification. 1) The (AI ) notice requesting additional documentation contains a barcode that identifies the tenant’s case and MUST be mailed back with the necessary documentation. Failure to submit the original bar coded form will delay the process as staff will not be able to scan and review the packet for completeness. 2) If all signatures are present and required documentation is provided, the packet is approved and a Voucher Change Notice (VCN) is mailed to the family and the landlord. The VCN will show the effective date for any changes to the rent share. 3) All additional information can be hand delivered to the CCC or mailed. If NYCHA does not receive your completed package/additional documentation by the required return date (approximately 60 after you received your original AOI package), you will receive a warning notice about possible termination.

5 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department What happens if my recertification effective date is reached without completing the process? NYCHA mails three separate notices to families warning them of their failure to recertify, which will result in termination of their subsidy and participation in the program. The first letter is a warning letter, the 2 nd is a termination notice, and the 3 rd is the final termination notice. At times it may be possible that the tenant will receive a notice within days of a submission of their AOI or additionally requested information. If the notice is received within 1 week of tenant’s submission, no further action is required by the tenant. However, if the second notice is received, the tenant should immediately contact NYCHA as recommended below. If a family receives a termination notice, they should immediately visit one of NYCHA’s three Customer Contact Centers or call at (718) 707 – Staff will inform the tenant of how to request an informal conference or hearing. Receipt of the third letter will be the FINAL notice provided by NYCHA. Your tenancy will be terminated by the date indicated on this letter if you fail to comply.

6 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department Where are the Customer Contact Centers located? Bronx/Manhattan Leased Housing Office 478 East Fordham Road (1 Fordham Plaza), 2nd Floor Bronx, NY Brooklyn/Staten Island Leased Housing Office 787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY Queens Leased Housing Office Sutphin Boulevard, 4th Floor Queens, NY 11435

7 The New York City Housing Authority Leased Housing Department Where should I mail my AOI packet and additional information? New York City Housing Authority P.O. Box Long Island City, New York 11101


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