Termination or Denial of Assistance
Families may be terminated from the Section 8 Program or denied assistance for the following reasons. This is not a complete list. It only includes those areas for which the family has direct control.
VIOLATING ANY FAMILY OBLIGATIONS
Families may be terminated from the program at any time for breaking any of the rules under “Family Obligations” on the back of the Voucher. This includes failure to provide information that Dane County Housing Authority (DCHA) determines is necessary including those items listed on the “DCHA Family Pledge of Responsibility.”
EVICTION FROM PUBLIC HOUSING
Families may be terminated from the Section 8 program is any member of the family has ever been evicted from public housing.
PRIOR TERMINATIONS IN THE SECTION 8 CERTIFICATE OR VOUCHER PROGRAMS
Families may be terminated from the Section 8 program if any housing authority has ever terminated any family member from the Certificate or Voucher program.
DRUG-RELATED OR VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
families may be terminated if any family member has engaged in drug-related or violent criminal activity within 3 years. Termination from Section 8 does not depend on whether the family member has been arrested or convicted. It only depends on whether there is evidence to indicate a family member engaged in drug-related or violent activity.
The family may be terminated if any member commits fraud, bribery or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with any federal housing program.
The family may be terminated if they owe any money to any housing authority under any program. If there is a repayment agreement, the family can be terminated for not honoring the terms of the agreement.
ABUSIVE OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOR TOWARD DCHA STAFF
Families may be terminated for engaging in or threatening such behavior.
REFUSING TO SIGN CONSENT FORMS
Families may be terminated if any member refuses to sign or submit consent forms.
Only those members of a family who are United States citizens or who have eligible immigration status can receive housing assistance. The entire family can be terminated from the program is they do not submit the required evidence.
ABSENCE FROM THE UNIT
Any time the family is absent from the unit for more than 180 consecutive days (6 months) they MUST be terminated from the program.
All termination notices will state the reason(s) for termination and offer an opportunity for an informal hearing.