Can I select a particular housing development site or a particular rental unit in which to reside?
The Housing Authority does not maintain housing development specific waiting lists. Applicants who desire to reside within a specific housing development may elect to reject a total of two (2) housing assistance offers from the Housing Authority before they are removed from the Public Housing Program's waiting list. Once removed from the waiting list, applicants must reapply for housing assistance.
How do I terminate my household's lease agreement? For a household to terminate the lease agreement, the head of household must provide the Property Manager with proper notice of their intent to vacate the unit. Proper notice is considered as providing the Housing Authority with 30 calendar day advance notice of the household's intent to vacate the unit and execute an Intent to Vacate Notice with the Housing Authority. The Intent to Vacate Notice must list:
The date the household will vacate the rental unit;
Requirement to return rental unit, mailbox and entry system keys; and
The date the Housing Authority can enter the rental unit to dispose of any unwanted/non-removed, discarded household items.
How is my monthly rent calculated? In general, Public Housing Program household's pay 30 percent of their entire household's monthly-adjusted income toward rent and utilities.
Do rental units come furnished? All rental units are leased in an unfurnished condiiton. In general, the Housing Authority suppies each rental unit with a stove and a refrigerator. Cable television and telephone connections are provided within each rental unit, however, service connection and payment must be made with the appropriate service provider. No dish or satellite equipment may be connected to any part of the Housing Authority's property (i.e., a building's roof, deck, storage shed, siding, posts, etc.). Improper installation will result in the Housing Authority charging the resident household for service provider dismantling and any damages to the existing structure. Central laundry facilities are also located within each housing development.
Is there a security deposit? Public Housing Program applicants must pay a security deposit to the Housing Authority prior to leasing up. The Housing Authority holds the security deposit during the period of time in which the household occupies the rental unit. Households cannot use the security deposit to pay for rent while they occupy the unit. Households that move or transfer units will be billed for any maintenance repairs due to damage or other charges associated with their vacated rental unit.
When a household vacates a Public Housing Program rental unit, the unit must be left in a clean and undamaged condition. The household must furnish the Housing Authority with a forwarding mailing address. All keys must be returned to the Housing Authority prior to the Housing Authority returning a security deposit.
Can I transfer my public housing assistance to receive a Housing Choice Voucher? No. There is a separate application process that is required in order to obtain housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program. For more information, see the Housing Choice Voucher Program page.
What information will I need to bring to my initial interview for Housing and for each Annual Recertificaiton? The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the Housing Authority of the City of Danville to initially and annually examine each assisted household’s income, claimed deductions and family composition. This process, often referred to as either an “initial certification” or an “annual recertification,” is conducted to determine a household’s monthly rent amount. Items that a household will need to bring to an initial or annual recertification appointment include, but are not limited to: Information Regarding Household Income and Assets 1. Employment Income For every member of the household who works, must provide the following information:
Name, mailing address, telephone number and fax number of the employer;
Current rate of regular pay and overtime pay per hour, including the number of regular rate and overtime rate hours per week that are normally worked;
Three (3) months of current paycheck stubs;
Information regarding any changes that are expected in pay or the number of regular and/or overtime hours that will be worked during the next twelve (12) month period;
Other types of income you expect to receive from employment, such as tips, commissions, profit-sharing programs, etc.; and
Copies of prior year filed Federal AND State income tax returns with copies of all attachments that were mailed to the IRS or State Revenue Collection Agency.
2. Benefit and Support Income For every member of the household who receives any of the following types of income, provide a current print out of the amount received and the name, mailing address, telephone number and fax number of the income source.
Public Assistance and/or Welfare Benefits
Regular Cash Support from Family or Friends
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
3. Amounts in Savings Accounts For every member of the household who maintains or who has maintained for them any of the following types of savings accounts, provide a current printout of the amount in the account and the name, mailing address, telephone number and fax number of the income source. DO NOT bring a partial printout of the information to the interview, bring all printout pages.
Certificates of Deposit
Individual Retirement Accounts
4. Owned Real Estate For every member of the household who owns a property, provide information from a verifiable real estate professional which identifies the current market value of the property. If any member of the household should own and rent out property, provide the address of the rental property and information regarding how much income is received and what expenses there are to maintain the property. You must provide last year’s filed Federal income tax form and Schedule E, along with copies of all attachments that were mailed to the IRS. 5. Stocks, Bonds, Trusts, Other Investments For every member of the household who maintains investments, provide a current printout of the amount in the account along with the name, mailing address, telephone number and fax number of the investment firm, account numbers, and current investment value. DO NOT bring a partial printout of the information to the interview, bring all printout pages. 6. Life Insurance Policies For every member of the household who maintains life insurance policies, provide information regarding the policies, policy account numbers, and the name, mailing address, telephone number and fax number of the insurance company. 7. Other Income Sources For every member of the household who has any other type of income source, you must identify the income source, provide a current printout of the amount received, the address, and telephone number and fax number of the income source. 8. Disposal of Assets If you have sold or given away any assets in the past two (2) year period, such as disposing of property or any amount of money to another family member or friend, please bring in information about that asset’s disposal.
Household Expenses Provide documentation regarding any of the following expenses the household may expect to have during the next twelve (12) month period:
Medical Expenses Not Covered By Insurance (Only applies to Elderly and Disabled Families).
Medical Insurance Premiums (Only Applies to Elderly and Disabled Families) - Provide documentation of amounts deducted from your pay for medical insurance premiums.
Childcare Expenses – Provide documentation for childcare expenses incurred as a result of you working, seeking employment, or attending school. Identify the child who is receiving childcare.
Disability Assistance Expenses – Provide documentation regarding expenses to care for a family member with disabilities, which enables you or another household member to work.
Information Regarding Family Members
Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards – All household members must produce a valid birth certificate and a government issued social security card. Original documents are required; copies will not be accepted.
Children – Bring in all birth certificates, custody agreements, adoption papers, or other legal documents that prove children are legal members of your household.
Full-Time Students – If any family member is 18 years of age or older and is still attending school on a full-time basis (at least 12 credit hours), bring in information about where the individual attends school.
Disability Income – If any family member is a person with disabilities, bring in information regarding any income the member receives due to his/her disabilities.
Displacement – (Program Applicants Only) If you indicated on the household’s pre-application form that your household has experienced involuntary displacement due to a natural disaster (flood, tornado, earthquake, etc.), Federal/State/Local government action, housing/home owner action (cannot be an eviction action due to lease violations or non-payment of rent), domestic violence, and/or hate crimes, bring in information that supports the displacement claim. Be advised that this preference may have time imposed limitations regarding the status claim.
Working Head of Household and/or Spouse – (Program Applicants Only) If you indicated on your household’s pre-application form that the Head of Household and/or Spouse of the household is working, bring in verification of employment from your current employer.
Community Service Hour Verifications - (Current Program Participants Only) If an adult member of the household must perform community service during the term of the lease, at the household's annual recertification appointment, provide written documentation that verifies the member's contribution of eight (8) hours of community service per month for each month the member was to comply with the requirement.
Waitlist Where am I on the wait list? It depends on preference and length of time. The answer can change daily. The PHA is not allowed to tell someone where he or she is on the waitlist because of these circumstances. Please DO NOT call the office for status of information.
How do I change my address with the Housing Authority of the City of Danville? You must tell the PHA in writing of any change in your address. To submit a change of address, fill out the LIPH Waitlist Update form by clicking the link below and either drop it off at the Administration Office or mail it to:
Housing Authority of the City of Danville P. O. Box 168 Danville, IL 61834-0168
Please note that changing your address with the United States Postal Service does not update your address with the Housing Authority of the City of Danville. You must notify us separately.