What are the Saratoga Tower grounds for denying an application? PDF Print E-mail

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The Grundy County Housing Authority is not required or obligated to assist applicants who:

A. Do not meet any one or more of the eligibility criteria;

B. Do not supply information or documentation required by the application process;

C. Have failed to respond to a written request for information or a request to declare their continued interest in the program;

D. Have a history of not meeting financial obligations, especially rent;

E. Do not have the ability to maintain (with assistance) their housing in a decent and safe condition where such habits could adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of other tenants;

F. Have a history of criminal activity by any household member involving crimes of physical violence against persons or property and any other criminal activity including drug-related criminal activity that would adversely affect the health, safety, or well being of other tenants or staff or cause damage to the property;

G. Have a history of disturbing neighbors or destruction of property;

H. Currently owes rent or other amounts to any housing authority in connection with their public housing or Section 8 programs;

I. Have committed fraud, bribery or any other corruption in connection with any Federal housing assistance program, including the intentional misrepresentation of information related to their housing application or benefits derived there from;

J. Were evicted from assisted housing within three years of the projected date of admission because of drug-related criminal activity involving the personal use or possession for personal use;

K. Were evicted from assisted housing within five years of the projected date of admission because of drug-related criminal activity involving the illegal manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, distribute a controlled substance as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 802;

L. Are illegally using a controlled substance or are abusing alcohol in a way that may interfere with the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents. The Grundy County Housing Authority may waive this requirement if:

1. The person demonstrates to the Grundy County Housing Authority's satisfaction that the person is no longer engaging in drug-related criminal activity or abuse of alcohol;

2. Has successfully completed a supervised drug or alcohol rehabilitation program;

3. Has otherwise been rehabilitated successfully; or

4. Is participating in a supervised drug or alcohol rehabilitation program.

M. Have engaged in or threatened abusive or violent behavior towards any Grundy County Housing Authority staff member or resident;

N. Have a household member who has ever been evicted from public housing;

O. Have a family household member who has been terminated under the certificate or voucher program;

P. Denied for Life: If any family member has been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine (speed) in a public housing development or in a Section 8 assisted property;

Denied for Life: Has a lifetime registration under a State sex offender registration program.

The Grundy County Housing Authority reserves the right to evict entire public housing households whenever any member of the household, or any household guest, engages in drug-related or certain other criminal activity.

The Grundy County Housing Authority will consider a wide range of factors in deciding whether, and whom, to evict as a consequence of such a lease violation. The Grundy County Housing Authority will consider, among many other things, the seriousness of the violation, the effect that eviction of the entire household would have on household members not involved in the criminal activity, and the willingness of the head of household to remove the wrongdoing household member from the lease as a condition for continued occupancy.

(This authority is based on the March 26, 2002 decision of the Supreme Court in HUD v. Rucker. The Court unanimously affirmed the right of public housing authorities, under a statutorily-required lease clause, to evict entire public housing households whenever any member of the household, or any household guest engages in drug-related or certain other criminal activity.)