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                                     WELCOME TO H A S PROPERTIES
                                     421 W. Madison St., Springfield, MO 65806-2999
                               (417) 866-4329                     TTY (417) 832-2039 for hearing impaired
                                                                                                    WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Hours of Operation:                                                                                 FAXED APPLICATIONS
    Monday                       Tuesday                     Wednesday                      Thursday                    Friday
  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.             8 a.m. to 5 p.m.             10 a.m. to 5 p.m.              8 a.m. to 5 p.m.           8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office is closed:
           Wednesday from 8 AM to 10 AM                                              Weekends and holidays


               These items must be completed before your application will be accepted:
                   If any item is missing, your application will be returned to you.

________1. A copy of Social Security card for everyone 17 ½ or over in the household

________2. A copy of picture ID for everyone 17 ½ or over in the household

________3. The Preliminary Application form completely filled out

________4. A Fraud Acknowledgement form signed by everyone 17 ½ or over in the
          household

________5. Public Housing Unit Size Form 117PH

________6. A signed NCIC authorization form for everyone 17 ½ or over in the household

________7. Supplemental Contact Information Form

________8. HUD form 52675 regarding debt owed and/or terminations for everyone 17 ½
           or over in the household

          Please Note: Birth Certificates will be requested before being housed.


   The Housing Authority of the City of Springfield does not discriminate against anyone because of race, creed, color, sex, age,
   religion, national origin, familial status, or disability in the application process, leasing, rental, or other disposition of housing or
   related facilities (including land) included in any development or project under its jurisdiction covered by a contract for annual
   contributions under the United States Housing Act of 1937.

   LEGAL NAME          HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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                                      ABOUT HAS PROPERTIES
We do not provide emergency housing, emergency assistance for rent or utility payments, or home buying
programs.

  The information below is to help you understand the steps necessary to be housed.

                        STEPS TO DETERMINE PRELIMINARY ELIGIBILITY
  NOTE: Proceeding from one step to the next does not indicate that you have been found eligible in the
  previous step.

           Below are the steps your application will go through before eligibility can be determined:
      1. An NCIC will be sent to local Police Department to determine if fingerprints are needed.
      2. If fingerprints must be submitted, you will receive a letter.
      3. If you are applying for Public Housing or have ever lived in Subsidized Housing:
               A Housing History form will be mailed to you and must be returned,
               Landlord references will be verified, and
               A Credit Report will be processed.
      4. Preliminary eligibility or ineligibility will be determined. You will then receive a letter.
      If you are determined eligible for housing, you will then be placed on the waiting list.

The “Violence Against Women Act” brochures, available in our office, explain the procedures that H A S
Properties has in place for housing victims of domestic violence.

                          WHEN YOU ARE NEAR THE TOP OF THE WAITING LIST
      1.   You will receive a letter requiring you to set up an appointment in our office.
      2.   Verification of income, assets, expenses, etc. will be required.
      3.   Final eligibility will be determined.
      4.   You will be offered housing when available.
                                  Availability varies by program type and bedroom size.


If you have questions after reading this, please call our office at 866-4329 and dial 0 at the prompt.
It is the Housing Authority’s policy to house the elderly, disabled, and families of two or more persons before
housing single persons who are not elderly or disabled.

Our processes are handled by mail; we must have a current address at all times. Please notify us in
writing of any changes to your address and/or phone number. If a letter is returned to us stamped “no
forwarding address” or “insufficient address”, your application will be placed inactive.

The letter announcing your eligibility or ineligibility will give you instructions on what to do next:
           If you receive an eligibility letter, you will be given instructions in the letter telling you what to do
            next. The letter also contains instructions about checking your waiting list number.

           If you receive an ineligibility letter, you will be given instructions in the letter about setting up an
            informal hearing.
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                                                 We do not allow waterbeds in Public Housing.

This information sheet is designed to answer some of your questions about us and our application process.
Our goal is to provide you affordable rental housing within the city limits of Springfield, Missouri. In the
programs we operate, the rent and utilities are based on approximately 30% of the eligible applicant's adjusted
income. This may vary due to program differences. Exact rents cannot be determined until you have turned in
all verification and are ready to be housed in Public Housing or attend a briefing for Section 8.

       In Public Housing, H A S Properties is your landlord and you would rent one of the 766 apartments
       owned by the company. Apartment sizes range from efficiency apartments in the high-rises up to a few
       five-bedroom apartments in the family units. The apartment you will be offered depends on the number of
       people in your family. Your gross income must fall within the Lower Income guidelines in order to qualify
       for Public Housing. There is a waiting list on certain bedroom sizes.
       In Section 8, after an applicant has come to the top of the waiting list, attended a briefing, and been issued
       a voucher, the applicant finds housing in the city limits of Springfield with a landlord who is willing to
       work with our program. The housing must pass inspection before being approved. After approval, the
       Housing Authority pays a portion of your rent directly to your landlord and you pay your portion of the
       rent directly to your landlord. Your gross income must fall within the Very Low Income guidelines to
       qualify for Section 8.

Anyone who is within six months of turning 18 years old and who falls within the income guidelines may
apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to sign a lease.

To apply, you must complete and return the Preliminary Application Packet. A copy of social security card or
printout from the Social Security office, along with a driver's license or state picture identification is required
for all adults in the household at the time of application. A Request for a National Crime Information Center
(NCIC) Report must be filled out and signed by each family member 18 years of age and older.

We run National Crime Information Checks (police records) and credit checks on all adult applicants. Complete
housing history is required for Public Housing applications. We will contact current and former landlords for
the last 3 years on Public Housing applicants. If you are unable or unwilling to provide your housing history,
you may still apply for Section 8.

You will receive a letter stating whether you are eligible or ineligible for our programs. Processing times will
vary depending on individual circumstances. If you have a police record, you will be asked to come in for
fingerprinting. Having a police record does not automatically mean you are ineligible. In order for us to
determine your eligibility, we must send the fingerprints off to other agencies to obtain your record. This can
take additional time before we receive the results and are able to determine eligibility.
Note: While all completed applications are accepted for processing, the Housing Authority does not
       house any person who has ever been convicted of a sexual offense or manufacturing or producing
       methamphetamine. This is the Housing Authority’s policy based on guidelines published in the Federal
       Register.
The Housing Authority of the City of Springfield does not discriminate against anyone because of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, familial status,
or disability in the application process, leasing, rental, or other disposition of housing or related facilities (including land) included in any development or project under
its jurisdiction covered by a contract for annual contributions under the United States Housing Act of 1937.
                              LEGAL NAME HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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                         Notice to Public Housing Applicants about Pets

The Housing Authority of the City of Springfield, MO (HAS Properties) has adopted a Pet Policy and
Procedures that allows residents to own pets. There are limitations on size and number of pets and there are
fees and deposits required before residents may move animals into public housing units. Please read the
following information carefully if you are interested in owning a pet while living in Public Housing. If you
already own a pet or pets do they conform to the guidelines for size and number of pets permitted? The Pet
Policy will be strictly enforced.




TYPES OF PETS


Each household will be permitted two common household pets. No more than one dog or one cat shall be
permitted in a household. For example, if one of the pets is a dog or cat, the second pet must be birds or rodents
normally contained in one cage or fish kept in one 2.5-gallon up to 20-gallon aquarium.

Common household pets are defined as follows:

Bird            Includes canary, parakeet, finch, cockatoo, parrot and other species that are
                normally kept caged; birds of prey are not permitted.

Cat             Cat must be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age and weigh no more than 30 pounds. The
                resident must provide a scratching post.

Dog             Not to exceed 30 pounds in weight or 15 inches in height at the shoulder at full growth.
                Dogs must be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. Look for a breed that is happy living in
                a small space such as an apartment.

Fish            In tanks or aquariums, measuring at least 2.5 gallons but not to exceed 20 gallons in capacity;
                poisonous or dangerous fish are not permitted.

Rodent          Rodents other than rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, or gerbils are not considered common
                household pets. No rats or mice are allowed. Rodents must be kept in appropriate cages.

Exotic animals such as snakes, monkeys, game pets, ferrets, arachnids, iguanas, hedge hogs, sugar gliders,
skunks, etc. shall not be allowed. Animals that are prohibited by City Ordinance or that are considered vicious
and/or intimidating will not be allowed. Some examples of animals that have a reputation of a vicious nature
are: snakes, all species of monkeys, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinschers, Pit Bulls, and/or any animal that displays
a vicious behavior. This determination will be made by an HA representative prior to the approval of the
animal.

A non-refundable fee and deposit will be required for each pet. See the list of fees and deposits in Section
B;. Registration Fees, Annual Fees, and Deposits.
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REGISTRATION OF PETS

It shall be a serious violation of the Lease Agreement for any tenant to have a pet without properly following
the registration process. Residents will be asked to remove unregistered pets from the premises within 48 hours
of discovery of the pet by the HA. If the unregistered pet is not removed within 48 hours, the HA will initiate
eviction procedures. The pet is considered an unregistered pet until the “Pet Addendum to the Lease” is signed.
Residents interested in owning a pet will be given a pet policy. The entire fee and deposit must be paid prior to
bringing the pet onto HA property. No pet shall be allowed in the leased unit prior to the completion of
payment of deposits and fees.


REGISTRATION FEES, ANNUAL FEES, AND DEPOSITS.

       Type of Pet                                            Fee                Deposit

       Birds per cage                                     $ 10.00 one-time        $   .00
       Cat                                                   10.00 annually       200.00
       Dog                                                   10.00 annually       200.00
       Fish per aquarium (2.5 to 20 gallons)                 10.00 one-time           .00
       Rodents per cage                                      10.00 one-time           .00


A registration fee is required for each pet. Even if you are replacing a pet, other than a cat or dog, a one-time fee
is due. The fee is non-refundable.

An annual fee is due yearly with the pet permit for a cat or dog. It is a non-refundable fee.

A deposit is required for each dog or cat. The deposit will be held until the resident notifies us that they no
longer have a pet or the resident moves out. An inspection must be performed by maintenance to determine
damages. Damages caused by the pet will be deducted from the deposit before any return of funds is made to
the resident.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

There are other rules and regulations found in the Pet Policy and Procedures. The policy deals with such
situations as refusing to register a pet, no-pet areas, pet waste disposal, noise, pet care standards, and violation
of rules.

Please make sure your pet or pets conform to the standards noted. You will not be allowed to have pets that do
not conform to standards stated in our policy.



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  Things You Should Know When Applying for Housing Assistance Through HAS Properties.
       Don’t risk your chances for Federally assisted housing by providing false, incomplete, or
   inaccurate information on your application or recertification forms. You may be ineligible for all
  programs for committing fraud on the application. Applicants found guilty of fraud may be denied
         assistance for 5 years. Participants found guilty of fraud may be denied permanently.

Purpose                    This is to inform you that there is certain information you must provide
                           when applying for assisted housing. There are penalties that apply if you
                           knowingly omit information or give false information.

Penalties for              The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Committing Fraud           (HUD) places a high priority on preventing fraud. If your application or
                           recertification forms contain false or incomplete information, you may be:

                                 Evicted from your apartment or house;
                                 Required to repay all overpaid rental assistance you received;
                                 Fined up to $10,000;
                                 Imprisoned for up to 5 years; and/or
                                 Prohibited from receiving future assistance.
                           State and local governments may have other laws and penalties as well.
Asking Questions           If you do not understand something when filling out the Preliminary Application
                           for Admission and Recertification (101) or attending an appointment, say so. HAS
                           staff can answer your question or find out what the answer is.

Completing the             When you give your answers to application questions, you must include the
Application                following information:
                                 All sources of money you and any member of your family receive
                                  (wages, welfare payments, alimony, social security, pension, etc.);
                                 Any money you receive on behalf of your children (child support, social
                                  security for children, etc.);
                                 Income from assets (interest from a savings account, credit union, or
                                  certificates of deposit, dividends from stocks, etc.);
                                 Earnings from a second or part time job;
                                 Any anticipated income (such as a bonus or pay raise you expect to
                                  receive);
                                 All your bank accounts, savings bonds, certificates of deposit, stocks,
                                  real estate, etc., that are owned by you or any member of your
                                  family/household who will be living with you;
                                 Any business or asset that was sold or given away in the last 2 years for
                                  less than its full value, such as selling/giving away your home;
                                 The names of all people (adults and children) who will actually be living
                                  with you, whether or not they are related to you;
                                 Addresses of each adult’s residences for the past three years, whether
                                  named on the lease or not, including the owner’s or manager’s name,
                                  address and telephone number.
                                 You must also report all cash or non-cash contributions that you are
                                  receiving or anticipate receiving.
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Signing the Application
                                Do not sign any form unless you have read it, understand it, and are sure
                                 everything is complete and accurate.
                                When you sign application and recertification forms, you are claiming
                                 that they are complete to the best of your knowledge and belief. You
                                 are committing fraud if you sign a form knowing that it contains false or
                                 misleading information.
                                Information you give on your application will be verified by your
                                 housing agency. In addition, HUD may verify the income you report
                                 with various Federal, state, or private agencies.

Recertifications          You must provide updated information at least once a year.Our programs require
and Reporting Changes     that you report any changes in income or family/household composition within 10
                          days of the change. You must report any changes on the Preliminary Application
                          for Admission and Recertification (101):
                                All income changes, such as pay increases or benefits, change of job, loss
                                 of job, loss of benefits, etc., for all adult family/household members.
                                Any family/household member who has moved out.
                                All assets that you or your family/household members own and any asset
                                 that was sold or given away in the last 2 years for less than its full value.
                                Any adult family/household member you wish to add must be found
                                 eligible before he/she moves into the unit.
                                Any family/household member under age 18 must be reported within 10
                                 days of moving in to the household.

Beware of Fraud           You should be aware of the following fraud schemes:

                                Do not pay any money to file an application.
                                Do not pay any money to move up on the waiting list.
                                Do not pay for anything not covered on your lease.
                                Get a receipt for any money that you pay.
                                Get a written explanation if you are required to pay any money other than
                                 rent (such as maintenance charges).
                                Do not pay any additional rent to the landlord above the amount
                                 designated by HAS as your share of the rent.

Reporting Abuse           If you are aware of anyone who has falsified an application, or if anyone tries to
                          persuade you to make false statements, report them to a manager of HAS. If you
                          cannot report to a manager, contact the local HUD office or the HUD OIG
                          Hotline.
                          HUD OIG Hotline       (800) 347-3735
                          HUD OIG fax           (202) 708-4829

                          HUD Hotline
                          451 7th Street, SW
                          Washington, DC 20410
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)


What You Should Know About EIV
 A Guide for Applicants & Tenants of Public Housing & Section 8 Programs
What is EIV?
The Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system is a web-based computer system that contains employment and income
information of individuals who participate in HUD rental assistance programs. All Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are
required to use HUD’s EIV system.
What information is in EIV and where does it come from?
HUD obtains information about you from your local PHA, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS provides HUD with wage and employment information as
reported by employers; and unemployment compensation information as reported by the State Workforce Agency (SWA).
SSA provides HUD with death, Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) information.
What is the EIV information used for?
Primarily, the information is used by PHAs (and management agents hired by PHAs) for the following purposes to:
   1. Confirm your name, date of birth (DOB), and Social Security Number (SSN) with SSA.
   2. Verify your reported income sources and amounts.
   3. Confirm your participation in only one HUD rental assistance program.
   4. Confirm if you owe an outstanding debt to any PHA.
   5. Confirm any negative status if you moved out of a subsidized unit (in the past) under the Public Housing or Section
    program.
   6. Follow up with you, other adult household members, or your listed emergency contact regarding deceased
   household members.
EIV will alert your PHA if you or anyone in your household has used a false SSN, failed to report complete and accurate
income information, or is receiving rental assistance at another address. Remember, you may receive rental assistance at
only one home! EIV will also alert PHAs if you owe an outstanding debt to any PHA (in any state or U.S. territory) and
any negative status when you voluntarily or involuntarily moved out of a subsidized unit under the Public Housing or
Section 8 program. This information is used to determine your eligibility for rental assistance at the time of application.
 The information in EIV is also used by HUD, HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), and auditors to ensure that your
family and PHAs comply with HUD rules.
Overall, the purpose of EIV is to identify and prevent fraud within HUD rental assistance programs, so that limited
taxpayer’s dollars can assist as many eligible families as possible. EIV will help to improve the integrity of HUD rental
assistance programs.
Is my consent required in order for information to be obtained about me?
Yes, your consent is required in order for HUD or the PHA to obtain information about you. By law, you are required to
sign one or more consent forms. When you sign a form HUD-9886 (Federal Privacy Act Notice and Authorization for
Release of Information) or a PHA consent form (which meets HUD standards), you are giving HUD and the PHA your
consent for them to obtain information about you for the purpose of determining your eligibility and amount of rental
assistance. The information collected about you will be used only to determine your eligibility for the program, unless you
consent in writing to authorize additional uses of the information by the PHA.
Note: If you or any of your adult household members refuse to sign a consent form, your request for initial or
continued rental assistance may be denied. You may also be terminated from the HUD rental assistance program.
What are my responsibilities?
As a tenant (participant) of a HUD rental assistance program, you and each adult household member must disclose
complete and accurate information to the PHA, including full name, SSN, and DOB; income information; and certify that
your reported household composition (household members), income, and expense information is true to the best of your
knowledge.
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Remember, you must notify your PHA if a household member dies or moves out. You must also obtain the PHA’s
approval to allow additional family members or friends to move in your home prior to them moving in.
What are the penalties for providing false information?
Knowingly providing false, inaccurate, or incomplete information is FRAUD and a CRIME.
If you commit fraud, you and your family may be subject to any of the following penalties:
    1. Eviction
    2. Termination of assistance
    3. Repayment of rent that you should have paid had you reported your income correctly
    4. Prohibited from receiving future rental assistance for a period of up to 10 years
    5. Prosecution by the local, state, or Federal prosecutor, which may result in you being fined up to $10,000 and/or
    serving time in jail.
Protect yourself by following HUD reporting requirements. When completing applications and reexaminations, you
must include all sources of income you or any member of your household receives.
If you have any questions on whether money received should be counted as income or how your rent is determined, ask
your PHA. When changes occur in your household income, contact your PHA immediately to determine if this will
affect your rental assistance.
What do I do if the EIV information is incorrect?
Sometimes the source of EIV information may make an error when submitting or reporting information about you. If you
do not agree with the EIV information, let your PHA know. If necessary, your PHA will contact the source of the
information directly to verify disputed income information. Below are the procedures you and the PHA should follow
regarding incorrect EIV information.
Debts owed to PHAs and termination information reported in EIV originates from the PHA who provided you
assistance in the past. If you dispute this information, contact your former PHA directly in writing to dispute this
information and provide any documentation that supports your dispute. If the PHA determines that the disputed
information is incorrect, the PHA will update or delete the record from EIV.
Employment and wage information reported in EIV originates from the employer. If you dispute this information,
contact the employer in writing to dispute and request correction of the disputed employment and/or wage information.
Provide your PHA with a copy of the letter that you sent to the employer. If you are unable to get the employer to correct
the information, you should contact the SWA for assistance.
Unemployment benefit information reported in EIV originates from the SWA. If you dispute this information, contact
the SWA in writing to dispute and request correction of the disputed unemployment benefit information. Provide your
PHA with a copy of the letter that you sent to the SWA.
Death, SS and SSI benefit information reported in EIV originates from the SSA. If you dispute this information, contact
the SSA at (800) 772–1213, or visit their website at: www.socialsecurity.gov. You may need to visit your local SSA
office to have disputed death information corrected.
Additional Verification. The PHA, with your consent, may submit a third party verification form to the provider (or
reporter) of your income for completion and submission to the PHA. You may also provide the PHA with third party
documents (i.e. pay stubs, benefit award letters, bank statements, etc.) which you may have in your possession.
Identity Theft. Unknown EIV information to you can be a sign of identity theft. Sometimes someone else may use your
SSN, either on purpose or by accident.
So, if you suspect someone is using your SSN, you should check your Social Security records to ensure your income is
calculated correctly (call SSA at (800) 772-1213); file an identity theft complaint with your local police department or the
Federal Trade Commission (call FTC at (877) 438-4338, or you may visit their website at: http://www.ftc.gov). Provide
your PHA with a copy of your identity theft complaint.
Where can I obtain more information on EIV and the income verification process?
Your PHA can provide you with additional information on EIV and the income verification process. You may also read
more about EIV and the income verification process on HUD’s Public and Indian Housing EIV web pages at:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/rhiip/uiv.cfm.
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The information in this Guide pertains to applicants and participants (tenants) of the following HUD-PIH rental
assistance programs:
1. Public Housing (24 CFR 960); and
2. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), (24 CFR 982); and
3. Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (24 CFR 882); and
4. Project-Based Voucher (24 CFR 983)




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