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The Tenant Based Assistance (TBA) Program is a rental
assistance program funded through a grant from the Department of
Housing and Urban Development to the Hamilton County Community
Development Department. The TBA program is exclusively targeted
to persons or families who have physical or mental disabilities.
The TBA waiting list is established through referrals from
agencies which assist persons/families with disabilities.
Families will be selected from the Waiting List and offered
Tenant Based Assistance Grants.
Families receiving Tenant Based Assistance Grants will follow procedures and regulations similar to the Housing Voucher program. The areas in which families can look for units is limited to Hamilton County, excluding the City of Cincinnati, Amberley Village, Evendale, Indian Hill, Madeira, Mariemont, Milford, Newtown and Terrace Park. Grant holders must select a unit that is the same number of bedrooms or 1 bedroom smaller than their Grant size.
The calculations of the rental assistance subsidy is similar to the Section 8 Voucher program, in that the family pays the difference between the Contract Rent of the unit (which cannot be higher than 120% of the existing Fair Market Rent) and a subsidy computed by subtracting 30% of the family's monthly adjusted income from a Rent Standard (the Fair Market Rent). The family must pay a minimum of 10% of their monthly unadjusted income towards rent and utilities, as is also true for the Section 8 program.
The family is required to pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards a security deposit, with the balance of the security deposit (equal to 1 month's contract rent) to be paid by the Tenant Based Assistance Program. The entire security deposit will be refunded to the family, when the family moves, subject to the legal provisions for return of security deposits. The landlord and the family will be required to sign a Lease and Contract that are for a minimum of 1 year. The Lease and Contract are very similar to those used for the Section 8 Program.
Obligations of the tenant, family and landlord are spelled out in the Tenant Based Assistance Grant and in the Lease and Contract. The regulations of the program are much the same as the Section 8 Program.
For more information about the Hamilton County Tenant Based Assistance Program, please call (513) 946-8230, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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