Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program functions in part through partnerships within the community and serves to assist participants in becoming financially independent. This program offers support and incentives to qualified families who are already participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and are seeking economic independence. The program is structured over a period of five years. The head of household signs a contract outlining his or her commitment to self-sufficiency and the goals to accomplish this. The program features a formal application process, consistent follow-up, and the development of an interest bearing escrow account where a percentage of additional earned income is deposited. The escrow account is distributed upon completion of the contract. DCHA encourages qualified participants to pursue home ownership and many program graduates use their escrow accounts for down payments on a home of their own. In order to help participants realize all of their goals, DCHA develops a wide array of partnerships with outside agencies to provide the supportive services each family requires in order to become self-sufficient. Please contact Ui Pendergrass at 801-939-9185 for more information about this program.
Down Payment Assistance for First Time Home Buyers -
Davis County (not available in Clearfield, Layton, Fruit Heights or South Weber)
Grants up to $5,000 to assist with down payment and closing costs are now available on a first-come basis for qualified applicants. To apply for the grant, buyers must have a recent contract and a certificate of completion from a HUD approved home buyer education class at the time of application. Buyers must provide a minimum of 1/2 of the required deposit with their own funds toward the purchase of a single family home in an eligible city. Purchase price cannot exceed $200,000.
More information about this program and the application can be viewed or downloaded in the attachment below.
For additional information or to make an appointment to apply for this grant, please contact Mary Swanstrom at 801-939-9198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TANF Homeless Prevention Program
Eligible families with children who have experienced a recent financial hardship and are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless may qualify for one-time rent assistance. Please contact Mary Swanstrom at 801-939-9198 for more information about this program.
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Our Mission is to monitor the needs of the low-income population, provide safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing, maintain a superior level of public service to the community, and be a catalyst toward resident independence (self-sufficiency).