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									                                                               Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                     ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                   a
                                                        Third Party                              Documents Provided by
       Factor to be Verified               Written
                                                  b
                                                                          Oral
                                                                                 c
                                                                                                      Applicant                      Self-Declaration                    Verification Tips

    • Age.                        • None required.             • None required.              • Birth Certificate
                                                                                             • Baptismal Certificate
                                                                                             • Military Discharge papers
                                                                                             • Valid passport
                                                                                             • Census document showing
                                                                                               age
                                                                                             • Naturalization certificate
                                                                                             • Social Security
                                                                                               Administration Benefits
                                                                                               printout

    • Alimony or child support.   • Copy of separation or      • Telephone or in-person      • Copy of most recent            • Notarized statement or          • Amounts awarded but not
                                    divorce agreement            contact with ex-spouse or     check, recording date,           affidavit signed by applicant     received can be excluded from
                                    provided by ex-spouse        income source                 amount, and check                indicating amount received.       annual income only when
                                    or court indicating type     documented in file by the     number.                        • If applicable, notarized          applicants have made
                                    of support, amount, and      owner.                      • Recent original letters from     statement or affidavit from       reasonable efforts to collect
                                    payment schedule.                                          the court.                       applicant indicating that         amounts due, including filing with
                                  • Written statement                                                                           payments are not being            courts or agencies responsible
                                    provided by ex-spouse                                                                       received and describing           for enforcing payments.
                                    or income source                                                                            efforts to collect amounts
                                    indicating all of above.                                                                    due.
                                  • If applicable, written
                                    statement from
                                    court/attorney that
                                    payments are not being
                                    received and
                                    anticipated date of
                                    resumption of
                                    payments.




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                                                                   Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                        ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                       a
                                                           Third Party                           Documents Provided by
       Factor to be Verified                 Written
                                                     b
                                                                             Oral
                                                                                    c
                                                                                                      Applicant                   Self-Declaration                    Verification Tips

    • Assets disposed of for less   • None required.               • None required.            • None required.            • Certification signed by         • Only count assets disposed of
      than fair market value.                                                                                                applicant that no member of       within a two-year period prior to
                                                                                                                             family has disposed of            examination or re-examination.
                                                                                                                             assets for less than fair
                                                                                                                             market value during
                                                                                                                             preceding two years.
                                                                                                                           • If applicable, certification
                                                                                                                             signed by the owner of the
                                                                                                                             asset disposed of that
                                                                                                                             shows:
                                                                                                                             - Type of assets disposed of;
                                                                                                                             - Date disposed of;
                                                                                                                             - Amount received; and
                                                                                                                             - Market value of asset at
                                                                                                                               the time of disposition.

    • Auxiliary apparatus.          • Written verification from    • Telephone or in-person    • Copies of receipts or                                       • The owner must determine if
                                      source of costs and            contact with these          evidence of periodic                                          expense is to be considered
                                      purpose of apparatus.          sources documented in       payments for apparatus.                                       medical or disability assistance.
                                                                     file by the owner.
                                    • Written certification from
                                      doctor or rehabilitation
                                      agency that use of
                                      apparatus is necessary
                                      to employment of any
                                      family member.
                                    • In case where the
                                      disabled person is
                                      employed, statement
                                      from employer that
                                      apparatus is necessary
                                      for employment.




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                                                                    Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                          ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                        a
                                                             Third Party                            Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified                  Written
                                                       b
                                                                               Oral
                                                                                      c
                                                                                                         Applicant                     Self-Declaration                       Verification Tips

    • Care attendant for             • Written verification from    • Telephone or in-person      • Copies of receipts or       • Notarized statement or             • The owner must determine if this
      disabled family members.         attendant stating              contact with source           cancelled checks              signed affidavit attesting to        expense is to be considered
                                       amount received,               documented in file by the     indicating payment            amounts paid.                        medical or disability assistance.
                                       frequency of payments,         owner.                        amount and frequency.
                                       hours of care.
                                     • Written certification from
                                       doctor or rehabilitation
                                       agency that care is
                                       necessary to
                                       employment of family
                                       member.

    • Child care expenses            • Written verification from    • Telephone or in-person      • Copies of receipts or       • For verification of “looking for   • Allowance provided only for care
      (including verification that     person who provides            contact with these            cancelled checks              work,” details of job search         of children 12 and younger.
      a family member who has          care indicating amount         sources (child care           indicating payments.          effort as required by owner’s
      been relieved of child care      of payment, hours of           provider, employer,                                         written policy.                    • When same care provider takes
      is working, attending            care, names of children,       school) documented in       • For school attendance,                                             care of children and disabled
      school, or looking for           frequency of payment,          file by the owner.            school records, such as                                            person, the owner must prorate
      employment).                     and whether or not care                                      paid fee statements that                                           expenses accordingly.
                                       is necessary to                                              show that the time and
                                                                                                    duration of school                                               • Owners should keep in mind that
                                       employment or                                                                                                                   costs may be higher in summer
                                       education.                                                   attendance reasonably
                                                                                                    corresponds to the period                                          months and during holiday
                                     • Verification of                                              of child care.                                                     periods.
                                       employment as required                                                                                                        • The owner must determine which
                                       under Employment                                                                                                                family member has been
                                       Income.                                                                                                                         enabled to work.
                                     • Verification of student                                                                                                       • Care for employment and
                                       status (full or part-time)                                                                                                      education must be prorated to
                                       as required under Full-                                                                                                         compare to earnings.
                                       Time Student Status.
                                                                                                                                                                     • Costs must be “reasonable.”

    • Citizenship                                                                                                               • Citizens must sign                 • Owners may require
                                                                                                                                  declaration certifying U.S.          applicants/residents to provide
                                                                                                                                  Citizenship.                         verification of citizenship.




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                                                               Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                     ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                   a
                                                        Third Party                           Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified              Written
                                                   b
                                                                          Oral
                                                                                 c
                                                                                                   Applicant                        Self-Declaration                    Verification Tips

    • Current net family assets.   • Verification forms,       • Telephone or in-person     • Passbooks, checking, or        • Notarized statement or          • Use current balance in savings
                                     letters or documents        contact with appropriate     savings account                  signed affidavit stating cash     accounts and average monthly
                                     received from financial     source, documented in        statements, certificates of      value of assets or verifying      balance in checking accounts for
                                     institutions, stock         file by the owner.           deposit, property                cash held at applicant’s          last 6 months.
                                     brokers, real estate                                     appraisals, stock or bond        home or in safe deposit box.
                                     agents, employers                                        documents, or other                                              • Use cash value of all assets (the
                                     indicating the current                                   financial statements                                               net amount the applicant would
                                     value of the assets and                                  completed by financial                                             receive if the asset were
                                     penalties or reasonable                                  institution.                                                       converted to cash).
                                     costs to be incurred in                                                                                                   • NOTE: This information can
                                     order to convert                                       • Copies of real estate tax
                                                                                              statements, if tax authority                                       usually be obtained
                                     nonliquid assets into                                                                                                       simultaneously when verifying
                                     cash.                                                    uses approximate market
                                                                                              value.                                                             income from assets and
                                                                                                                                                                 employment (e.g., value of
                                                                                            • Quotes from attorneys,                                             pension).
                                                                                              stockbrokers, bankers,
                                                                                              and real estate agents that
                                                                                              verify penalties and
                                                                                              reasonable costs incurred
                                                                                              to convert asset to cash.
                                                                                            • Copies of real estate
                                                                                              closing documents that
                                                                                              indicate distribution of
                                                                                              sales proceeds and
                                                                                              settlement costs.




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                                                                Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                      ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                    a
                                                          Third Party                            Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified              Written
                                                   b
                                                                           Oral
                                                                                  c
                                                                                                      Applicant                       Self-Declaration                     Verification Tips

    • Disability status.         • Verification from            • Telephone or in-person                                       • Not appropriate.                • If a person receives Social
                                   medical professional           contact with medical                                                                             Security Disability solely due to a
                                   stating that individual        professional verifying                                                                           drug or alcohol problem, the
                                   qualifies under the            qualification under the                                                                          person is not considered
                                   definition of disability.      federal disability                                                                               disabled under housing law. A
                                                                  definition and                                                                                   person that does not receive
                                                                  documentation in the file                                                                        Social Security Disability may
                                                                  of the conversation.                                                                             still qualify under the definition of
                                                                                                                                                                   a person with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                 • Owners must not seek to verify
                                                                                                                                                                   information about a person’s
                                                                                                                                                                   specific disability other than
                                                                                                                                                                   obtaining a professional’s
                                                                                                                                                                   opinion of qualification under the
                                                                                                                                                                   definition of a person with
                                                                                                                                                                   disabilities.

    • Dividend income and        • Verification form            • Telephone or in-person       • Copies of current             • Not appropriate.                • The owner must obtain enough
      savings account interest     completed by bank.              contact with appropriate      statements, bank                                                  information to accurately project
      income.                                                      party, documented in file     passbooks, certificates of                                        income over next 12 months.
                                                                   by the owner.                 deposit, if they show
                                                                                                 required information (i.e.,                                     • Verify interest rate as well as
                                                                                                 current rate of interest).                                        asset value.

                                                                                               • Copies of Form 1099 from
                                                                                                 the financial institution,
                                                                                                 and verification of
                                                                                                 projected income for the
                                                                                                 next 12 months.
                                                                                               • Broker’s quarterly
                                                                                                 statements showing value
                                                                                                 of stocks/bonds and
                                                                                                 earnings credited to the
                                                                                                 applicant.




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                                                               Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                    ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                   a
                                                        Third Party                            Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified               Written
                                                   b
                                                                         Oral
                                                                                c
                                                                                                    Applicant                    Self-Declaration                     Verification Tips

    • Employment Income             • Verification form        • Telephone or in-person    • W-2 Forms, if applicant      • Notarized statements or          • Always verify: frequency of gross
      including tips, gratuities,     completed by employer.     contact with employer,      has had same employer          affidavits signed by applicant     pay (i.e., hourly, biweekly,
      overtime.                                                  specifying amount to be     for at least two years and     that describe amount and           monthly, bimonthly); anticipated
                                                                 paid per pay period and     increases can be               source of income.                  increases in pay and effective
                                                                 length of pay period.       accurately projected.                                             dates; overtime.
                                                                 Document in file by the
                                                                 owner.                    • Paycheck stubs or earning                                       • Require most recent 6-8
                                                                                             statements.                                                       consecutive pay stubs; do not
                                                                                                                                                               use check without stub.
                                                                                                                                                             • For a fee, additional information
                                                                                                                                                               can be obtained from The Work
                                                                                                                                                               Number 800-996-7556; First
                                                                                                                                                               American Registry 800-999-
                                                                                                                                                               0350; and Verifax 800-969-5100.
                                                                                                                                                               Fees are valid project expenses.
                                                                                                                                                               Information does not replace
                                                                                                                                                               third-party verification.

                                                                                           •   Birth certificates
    • Family composition.           • None required.           • None required.            •   Divorce actions                                               • An owner may seek verification
                                                                                                                                                               only if the owner has clear written
                                                                                           •   Drivers’ licenses
                                                                                                                                                               policy.
                                                                                           •   Employer records
                                                                                           •   Income tax returns
                                                                                           •   Marriage certificates
                                                                                           •   School records
                                                                                           •   Social Security
                                                                                               Administration records
                                                                                           •   Social service agency
                                                                                               records
                                                                                           •   Support payment records
                                                                                           •   Utility bills
                                                                                           •   Veterans Administration
                                                                                               (VA) records




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                                                                    Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                          ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                        a
                                                             Third Party                            Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified                  Written
                                                       b
                                                                               Oral
                                                                                      c
                                                                                                         Applicant                        Self-Declaration                      Verification Tips

    • Family type.                    • Disability Status:          • Telephone or in-person      • Elderly Status (when there     • Elderly Status: Applicant’s       • Unless the applicant receives
                                        statement from                contact with source           is reasonable doubt that         signature on application is         income or benefits for which
      (Information verified only to     physician or other            documented in file by the     applicant is at least 62):       generally sufficient.               elderly or disabled status is a
      determine eligibility for         reliable source, if           owner.                        birth certificate, baptismal                                         requirement, such status must
      project, preferences, and         benefits documenting                                        certificate, social security                                         be verified.
      allowances.)                      status are not received.                                    records, driver’s license,
                                        See paragraph 3.25 B.1                                      census record, official                                            • Status of disabled family
                                        for restrictions on this                                    record of birth or other                                             members must be verified for
                                        form of verification.                                       authoritative document or                                            entitlement to $480 dependent
                                                                                                    receipt of SSI old age                                               deduction and disability
                                      • Displacement Status:                                        benefits or SS benefits.                                             assistance allowance.
                                        Written statement or
                                        certificate of                                            • Disabled, blind: evidence                                          • Owner may not ask the
                                        displacement by the                                         of receipt of SSI or                                                 nature/extent of disability.
                                        appropriate                                                 Disability benefits.
                                        governmental authority.

    • Full-time student status (of    • Verification from the       • Telephone or in-person      • School records, such as
      family member 18 or older,        Admissions or                 contact with these            paid fee statements that
      excluding head, spouse,           Registrar’s Office or         sources documented in         show a sufficient number
      or foster children).              dean, counselor,              file by the owner.            of credits to be considered
                                        advisor, etc., or from VA                                   a full-time student by the
                                        Office.                                                     educational institution
                                                                                                    attended.

    • Immigration Status.             • Verification of eligible    • None.                       • Applicant/resident must        • Noncitizens must sign             • Owners must require noncitizens
                                        immigration status must                                     provide appropriate              declaration certifying the          requesting assistance to provide
                                        be received from DHS                                        immigration documents to         following:                          verification of eligible immigration
                                        through the DHS SAVE                                        initiate verification.           Eligible immigration status; or     status.
                                        system or through                                                                            Decision not to claim eligible
                                        secondary verification                                                                           status.
                                        using DHS Form G-845.




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                                                                    Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                          ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                        a
                                                              Third Party                           Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified                  Written
                                                       b
                                                                               Oral
                                                                                      c
                                                                                                         Applicant               Self-Declaration                 Verification Tips

    • Income maintenance             • Award or benefit             • Telephone or in-person      • Current or recent check                              • Checks or automatic bank
      payments, benefits,              notification letters           contact with income           stubs with date, amount,                               deposit slips may not provide
      income other than wages          prepared and signed by         source, documented in         and check number                                       gross amounts of benefits if
      (i.e., welfare, Social           authorizing agency.            file by the owner.            recorded by the owner.                                 applicant has deductions made
      Security [SS],                                                                                                                                       for Medicare Insurance.
      Supplemental Security          • TRACS or REAC may            • NOTE: For all oral          • Award letters or computer
      Income [SSI], Disability          provide verification for      verification, file            printout from court or                               • Pay stubs for the most recent four
      Income, Pensions).                social security.              documentation must            public agency.                                          to six weeks should be obtained.
                                                                      include facts, time and
                                                                      date of contact, and        • Copies of validated bank                             • Copying of U.S. Treasury checks
                                                                      name and title of third       deposit slips, with                                    is not permitted.
                                                                      party.                        identification by bank.
                                                                                                                                                         • Award letters/printouts from court
                                                                                                  • Most recent quarterly                                  or public agency may be out of
                                                                                                    pension account                                        date; telephone verification of
                                                                                                    statement.                                             letter/printout is recommended.

    • Interest from sale of real     • Verification form            • Telephone or in-person      • Copy of the contract.                                • Only the interest income is
      property (e.g., contract for     completed by an                contact with appropriate                                                             counted; the balance of the
      deed, installment sales          accountant, attorney,          party, documented in file   • Copy of the amortization                               payment applied to the principal
      contract, etc.)                  real estate broker, the        by the owner.                 schedule, with sufficient                              is merely a liquidation of the
                                       buyer, or a financial                                        information for the owner                              asset.
                                       institution which has                                        to determine the amount
                                       copies of the                                                of interest to be earned                             • The owner must get enough
                                       amortization schedule                                        during the next 12 months.                             information to compute the
                                       from which interest                                                                                                 actual interest income for the
                                                                                                  • NOTE: Copy of a check                                  next 12 months.
                                       income for the next 12                                       paid by the buyer to the
                                       months can be                                                applicant is not
                                       obtained.                                                    acceptable.




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                                                              Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                   ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                  a
                                                        Third Party                         Documents Provided by
        Factor to be Verified            Written
                                                 b
                                                                        Oral
                                                                               c
                                                                                                 Applicant                       Self-Declaration                      Verification Tips

    • Medical expenses.         • Verification by a doctor,   • Telephone or in-person    • Copies of cancelled           • Notarized statement or            • Medical expenses are not
                                  hospital or clinic,           contact with these          checks that verify              signed affidavit of                 allowable as deduction unless
                                  dentist, pharmacist,          sources, documented in      payments on outstanding         transportation expenses             applicant is an elderly or
                                  etc., of estimated            file by the owner.          medical bills that will         directly related to medical         disabled family. Status must be
                                  medical costs to be                                       continue for all or part of     treatment, if there is no other     verified.
                                  incurred or regular                                       the next 12 months.             source of verification.
                                  payments expected to
                                  be made on outstanding                                  • Copies of income tax
                                  bills which are not                                       forms (Schedule A, IRS
                                  covered by insurance.                                     Form 1040) that itemize
                                                                                            medical expenses, when
                                                                                            the expenses are not
                                                                                            expected to change over
                                                                                            the next 12 months.
                                                                                          • Receipts, cancelled
                                                                                            checks, pay stubs, which
                                                                                            indicate health insurance
                                                                                            premium costs, or
                                                                                            payments to a resident
                                                                                            attendant.
                                                                                          • Receipts or ticket stubs
                                                                                            that verify transportation
                                                                                            expenses directly related
                                                                                            to medical expenses.

    • Need for an assistive     • Letter from medical                                                                                                         • If the owner’s policy is to verify
      animal.                     provider.                                                                                                                     this need, owner must implement
                                                                                                                                                                policy consistently.




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                                                               Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                     ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                   a
                                                         Third Party                           Documents Provided by
       Factor to be Verified                Written
                                                     b
                                                                          Oral
                                                                                 c
                                                                                                    Applicant                        Self-Declaration                    Verification Tips

    • Net Income for a business.   • Not applicable.           • Not applicable.             • Form 1040 with Schedule
                                                                                               C, E, or F.
                                                                                             • Financial Statement(s) of
                                                                                               the business (audited or
                                                                                               unaudited) including an
                                                                                               accountant’s calculation of
                                                                                               straight-line depreciation
                                                                                               expense if accelerated
                                                                                               depreciation was used on
                                                                                               the tax return or financial
                                                                                               statement.
                                                                                             • Any loan application listing
                                                                                               income derived from
                                                                                               business during the
                                                                                               preceding 12 months.
                                                                                             • For rental property, copies
                                                                                               of recent rent checks,
                                                                                               lease and receipts for
                                                                                               expenses, or IRS
                                                                                               Schedule E.

    • Recurring contributions      • Notarized statement or    • Telephone or in-person      • Not applicable.                • Notarized statement or          • Sporadic contributions and gifts
      and gifts.                     affidavit signed by the     contact with source                                            affidavit signed by applicant     are not counted as income.
                                     person providing the        documented in file by the                                      stating purpose, dates, and
                                     assistance giving the       owner.                                                         value of gifts.
                                     purpose, dates, and
                                     value of gifts.

    • Self-employment, tips,       None available.             None available.               • Form 1040/1040A showing        • Notarized statement or
      gratuities, etc.                                                                         amount earned and                affidavit signed by applicant
                                                                                               employment period.               showing amount earned and
                                                                                                                                pay period.




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                                                             Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                                   ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                                 a
                                                       Third Party                          Documents Provided by
       Factor to be Verified              Written
                                                  b
                                                                        Oral
                                                                               c
                                                                                                 Applicant                         Self-Declaration                        Verification Tips

    • Social security number.     • None required.           • None required.             • Original Social Security        • Certification that document is     • Individuals who have applied for
                                                                                            card                              complete/accurate unless             legalization under the Immigration
                                                                                          • Driver’s license with SSN         original Social Security card is     Reform and Control Act of 1986
                                                                                          • Identification card issued        provided.                            will be able to disclose their social
                                                                                            by a federal, State, or local                                          security numbers but unable to
                                                                                            agency, a medical                                                      supply cards for documentation.
                                                                                            insurance provider, or an                                              Social security numbers are
                                                                                            employer or trade union.                                               assigned to these persons when
                                                                                          • Earnings statements on                                                 they apply for amnesty. The
                                                                                            payroll stubs                                                          cards go to DHS until the persons
                                                                                          • Bank statement                                                         are granted temporary lawful
                                                                                          • Form 1099                                                              resident status. Until that time,
                                                                                          • Benefit award letter                                                   their acceptable documentation is
                                                                                          • Retirement benefit letter                                              a letter from the DHS indicating
                                                                                                                                                                   that social security numbers have
                                                                                          • Life insurance policy
                                                                                                                                                                   been assigned.
                                                                                          • Court records

    • Unborn children.            • None required.           • None required.             • None required.                  • Applicant/tenant self-certifies    • Owner may not verify further
                                                                                                                              to pregnancy.                        than self-certification.

    • Unemployment                • Verification form        • Telephone or in-person     • Copies of checks or                                                  • Frequency of payments and
      compensation.                 completed by source.       contact with agency          records from agency                                                    expected length of benefit term
                                                               documented in a file by      provided by applicant                                                  must be verified.
                                                               an owner.                    stating payment amounts
                                                                                            and dates.                                                           • Income not expected to last full
                                                                                                                                                                   12 months must be calculated
                                                                                          • Benefit notification letter                                            based on 12 months and interim
                                                                                            signed by authorizing                                                  recertification completed when
                                                                                            agency.                                                                benefits stop.

    • Welfare payments (as-paid   • Verification form        • Telephone or in-person     • Maximum shelter                 • Not appropriate.                   • Actual welfare benefit amount
      states only).                 completed by welfare       contact with income          allowance schedule with                                                not sufficient as proof of income
                                    department indicating      source, documented in        ratable reduction schedule                                             in “as-paid” states or localities
                                    maximum amount             file by the owner.           provided by applicant.                                                 since income is defined as
                                    family may receive.                                                                                                            maximum shelter amount.
                                  • Maximum shelter
                                    schedule by household
                                    size with ratable
                                    reduction schedule.



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                                                         Appendix 3: Acceptable Forms of Verification

                                                                               ACCEPTABLE SOURCES
                                                             a
                                                   Third Party                          Documents Provided by
       Factor to be Verified            Written
                                               b
                                                                    Oral
                                                                           c
                                                                                             Applicant                 Self-Declaration                   Verification Tips

    • Zero Income.             • Not applicable.         • Not applicable.            • Not applicable.         • Applicant/Tenant self-         • Owners may require
                                                                                                                  certifies to zero income.        applicant/tenant to sign
                                                                                                                                                   verification release of information
                                                                                                                                                   forms for state, local, and federal
                                                                                                                                                   benefits programs, as well as the
                                                                                                                                                   HUD 9887 and HUD 9887-A.
                                                                                                                                                 • Owners may require the tenant
                                                                                                                                                   to reverify zero income status at
                                                                                                                                                   least every 90 days.




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