Section 8: Local Preferences and Priorities
Homes for Good has established 8 Local Preferences (LPs), and gives priority to serving these eligible families for placement on our waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher, or Section 8, program. In order to qualify for a local preference, you must meet the criteria and be referred by the Homes for Good-approved entity listed.
- Homeless Veteran Family Preference – Homeless veteran families who have been referred from St. Vincent de Paul, a Homes for Good-approved entity.
- Transitional Homeless Family Preference – Transitional persons who are homeless and entering Lane County from jail or prison and referred by Sponsors, a Homes for Good-approved entity.
- Displaced Family Preference (Fire) - Lane County resident displaced by fire with written verification from either the Red Cross or the Fire Department and referred within 45 days of displacement.
- Title XIX Preference – Persons who qualify for Title XIX and referred by Senior & Disabled Services, a Homes for Good-approved entity. This local preference is limited to 25 vouchers per fiscal year.
- Domestic Violence Preference - Persons who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (as defined under Violence Against Women Act), and referred by Womenspace, a Homes for Good-approved entity. This local preference is limited to 25 vouchers per fiscal year.
- Continuum of Care – Participants in Lane County’s Continuum of Care programs, who have completed an assessment for move on readiness with a system screening tool and are referred through Lane County Coordinated Entry based on prioritized readiness. This local preference is limited to 25 vouchers per fiscal year.
- Disabled Homeless Preference – Disabled homeless persons who reside in cities where an established overnight homeless shelter is not within the city limits, and are referred by PeaceHealth/New Winds, a Homes for Good-approved entity.
- Over/Under Housed HACSA Project-Based Preference – Families who are currently receiving project-based housing assistance from Homes for Good and are over/under housed according to occupancy guideline for their current housing program and there is no available unit to rectify the over/under housed issue in the family’s current housing program.
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