Frequently Asked Coronavirus Questions

Do I have to do anything if I’m on a rental subsidy program and become unemployed or lose hours from coronavirus?

In most cases, you must report a change of your household's income. If you’re participating in a rental subsidy program managed by a Public Housing Agency (aka, housing authority) or private management company, change of income policies are mostly determined individually by each office. Your requirements on reporting a change of income are based on the guidelines given by that housing agency.

That being said, most offices do require residents to report a change of income to be submitted soon after the change has occurred (usually within 10 days).

Check your lease to find out if it’s required to immediately report a change of income. If it’s not required immediately, wait to report your income at the required time stated in the lease (note that some programs, like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, do not require income recertifications). If you cannot find this information, Affordable Housing Online recommends that you report your change of income.

To report your change of income, you must submit a change of income form. Depending on each office’s operations, this form may be available online or in the office.

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Are housing authorities still open during the coronavirus outbreak?
Can I be evicted if I can't pay rent because of coronavirus?
Are there coronavirus assistance programs for landlords?
Do I have to pay all of my back rent when the CDC moratorium ends?
Who qualifies for the government stimulus payment?
How much will I get from the government stimulus payment?
How do I get the government stimulus payment?
What is the government stimulus payment?
Will I have to pay back the government stimulus payment that I get?
Are there coronavirus emergency rental assistance programs?
When will I get the government stimulus payment?
Are housing authority inspections still happening while the coronavirus crisis continues?
Are housing authority voucher ports still happening during the coronavirus outbreak?
Are Section 8 vouchers being issued by housing authorities in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic?
Do unemployment benefits affect Section 8 and Public Housing income requirements during coronavirus?
Will the eviction moratorium be extended in 2021?
My landlord is selling my apartment and is having people tour. Are there any protections for myself due to coronavirus fears?
I get direct deposit Social Security payments, when will I get my government stimulus payment?
How do I give my direct deposit information to get my government stimulus check?
How do I apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance?
Who qualifies for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance?
How much money will I get from Pandemic Unemployment Assistance?
What is Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)?
What is Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)?
What is Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)?
If I rent with a Section 8 voucher and someone in my home or building tests positive for coronavirus, can I live somewhere else?
If I owe money to the government, will my government stimulus payment be taken to pay that debt?
If I don't pay my rent during a pandemic eviction moratorium, will I owe the rent when the coronavirus pandemic is over?
Are there protections if I can’t pay utilities during the coronavirus outbreak?
Are Section 8 tenants required to report their income from the government stimulus check?
What is Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)?
Who qualifies for Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)?
How much money will I get from Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)?
How do I apply for Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation?
Does unemployment affect Section 8?