Annual Recertification Appointment
Preparing for your Annual Recertification Appointment
In accordance with HUD regulations, all HCV (Section 8) families are recertified once a year. The recertification process is required to make certain that the information AHA has about your family composition, income, and deductions are correct.
To accomplish this, packets are sent to each family with an appointment date and time. In general, your annual recertification will take place about the same time each year. However, at times, due to work volume, your recertification month may be adjusted forward.
You must complete the packet and attend the appointment with all requested information. It is critical that you provide complete and accurate information during this process as AHA will follow-up with third party sources to validate the information you provide.
Once your recertification is reviewed, calculated and entered into the AHA computer system, AHA will mail both the landlord and the family a letter which shows the family’s new rental portion and AHA’s Housing Assistance Payment (payment to landlord).
If you have any questions regarding how your family’s portion of rent was calculated or any other item regarding your annual recertification, contact your assigned AHA Housing Specialist.
If your family fails to comply and/or complete the annual recertification within the allotted time frame, you may be cancelled from the program for non-compliance of program rules.
The document below contains general information on the information and documentation you should gather to prepare for your annual recertification. Please review the information prior to your appointment.
AHA Annual Recertification Instructions and Income Checklist