Kenosha Housing Authority (KHA) responsibilities under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

  • Help families succeed in the program through prevention, intervention, and enforcement of the rules.
  • Actively help families, elderly and disabled people, and landlords participate in the program.
  • Follow fair housing and equal opportunity requirements.
  • Handle the process for applications, the waiting list, and selection for the program.
  • Request and check information about the family when they enter the program and while they are in the program, including police record checks for all adults.
  • Determine whether the rent set by the landlord is allowed by the program and is reasonable.
  • Establish the utility allowance for the unit.
  • Determine who can live in the unit.
  • Determine how much rent KHA will pay to the landlord. Make those rental payments on time.
  • Determine how much rent the family must pay to the landlord.
  • Inspect the unit before the family moves in, and schedule an inspection once a year and when there is reason to believe that the unit may be damaged.
  • Enforce the contract with the landlord. Take action if the landlord does not maintain the unit up to program standards.
  • Decide whether to put a family out of the program if they do not meet their responsibilities. Offer a way to appeal this decision.
  • Offer a Family Self Sufficiency Program and other services that will help families succeed.
  • Offer the section 8 Welfare-to-Work Program to new program participants who are eligible for TANF funding. The Welfare-to-Work Program is operated by the KHA in close cooperation with the Kenosha County JOB Center.