Households that receive housing assistance from vouchers, whether those are Housing choice vouchers, project-based vouchers, or other Section 8 vouchers, and who have experienced a loss of income should recertify their income with the Marin Housing Authority to ensure housing costs continue to be covered: (415) 491-2525, or Sharon Hughes. Voucher holders and residents of public housing who meet one or both of this criteria may apply:
- a. One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, or
- b. Incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak;
Please note, tenants who experienced a loss of income due to COVID will be required to demonstrate that they have received an interim recertification. If they experienced increased expenses related to COVID they will be asked to verify. Households are ineligible for assistance if they receive Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) assistance, or other income-based rental assistance where a certification of no income will allow the assistance to cover the full cost of the household’s rent.
Households in subsidized housing that does not include housing voucher support, such as Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) subsidized housing and other state and federally subsidized housing, are eligible for assistance for the tenant portions of rental arrears. Lessors of subsidized housing may only apply for rental assistance to cover the tenant portion of rental arrears.