Only those people who are on the lease. Any additions must be approved by the landlord and the Newark Housing Authority. If the landlord is aware of additional people living in the household, he/she should contact NHA.
It is the responsibility of the owner to screen the family’s behavior or suitability for tenancy. The NHA does not do and is not responsible for such screening. The NHA has no liability or responsibility to the owner or other persons for the family’s behavior or the family’s conduct in tenancy.
Only after the initial 12 months have expired.
Only one move in a 12-month period is allowed after the initial 12 months.
Notice as stated in the lease between the landlord and tenant or as agreed upon by both parties. Any deviation to the lease, unless agreed in writing by both parties, will mean termination of family’s assistance.
The family’s assistance can be terminated after two months of non-payment of tenant portion of rent.
The family’s assistance can be terminated for serious and repeated violations of the lease. The owner has the right to enforce his/her lease and may terminate tenancy if necessary.
The family’s assistance can be terminated for failure to pay utilities that the family is responsible for paying.
Newark Housing Authority will begin assistance on the first of the following month.
After the initial year of assistance, the family can move by giving written notice as stated in the lease or mutually agreed upon by both parties.
Any notice a landlord sends to the tenant must also be provided by the landlord to the Newark Housing Authority.
The Owner cannot rent to an immediate family member which includes, spouse, parent/stepparent, child/stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, sister/stepsister, brother/stepbrother of any household member.
The rent cannot be increased during the initial year’s contract. Rent can be increased on the contract anniversary or at any other time by giving Newark Housing Authority at least 60 days’ written notice of the increase, providing the requested increase is reasonable when compared to comparable un-assisted units.
The maximum rent a landlord can charge is the amount stated in the contract.
The family is not responsible for paying the portion of rent to the owner covered by the Housing Assistance Payment under the HAP contract between the owner and the Newark Housing Authority.
HAP payments will not be made for any month after the month that the family moves out.
Normally, HAP payments are made by the 5th of the month. The first payment is made as quickly as possible after all contract paperwork is signed. All payments are made by direct deposit. landlords can track payments by going to www.hapcheck.com
Every unit is inspected and must pass inspection before assistance begins. After that, units are inspected at least biennially, and at other times as needed to determine if the unit meets HQS.
As a rule, the owner has 30 days to correct deficiencies. Emergency repairs must be corrected within 24 hours.
If repairs are not made by the due-date, HAP payments will be stopped until the repairs are corrected passed final inspection. If the unit passes inspection, payments will be pro-rated from the day following the unit passing until the end of the month. Regular payments will resume the following month. If repairs are not made within 30 days of the stop in payment, the HAP contract will terminate.
If the HAP contract terminates for any reason, the lease terminates automatically.
NHA makes housing assistance payments only while the participant is residing in the unit and eligible for assistance. NHA does not pay for damages.
Per 24 CFR 982.402 B(e) “The dwelling unit must not contain unvented room heaters that burn gas, oil, or kerosene. Electric heaters are acceptable. However, electric room heaters cannot be the main source of heat.”
It may not. HUD requires inspections to inspect according to HQS or local code, whichever is more stringent.