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Caribou Municipal Building
25 High St
Caribou, Maine 04736
Lisa Plourde, Executive Director
Sue Ouellette, FSS/Homeownership
Phone: (207) 493-4234
Fax: (207) 376-0178
E-mail: housing@cariboumaine.org 

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To qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher program, an applicant family family must be called from the waiting list and then must meet the following eligibility requirements.  For further information on these requirements, see Chapter 3 of the CHA’s HCV Administration Plan.

Income

A family’s total gross yearly income must not exceed 50% of the Area Median Income

Citizenship or Eligible Immigration Status

At least one member of the household must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. nation or have eligible immigration status.

Social Security Numbers

All members of the household must provide a complete and accurate social security number (SSN). This requirement does not apply to non-citizens who do not have eligible immigration status.

Criminal Activity

If any household member has been evicted from federally-assisted housing or convicted of production or manufacture of methamphetamine, of any child molestation or any other crime that requires them to be registered under a state sex offender registration program, the individual is not eligible.

If any household member, is currently engaged or has been engaged in any of the following criminal activities within the past five years, the family will be denied assistance.

  • Drug-related criminal activity
  • Violent criminal activity
  • Other criminal activity, as outlined in CHA’s Administration Plan

Previous Behavior

CHA will also deny a family if:

  • The family does not provide complete or accurate information that CHA requires.
  • Any family member has evicted from federally-assisted housing in the last five years.
  • Any Public Housing Authority (PHA) has previously terminated assistance for any member under any federal assisted housing program within the last five years.
  • Any family member has committed fraud, bribery or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with any federal housing program.
  • The family owes rent or other amounts to any PHA as described in the HCV Administration Plan.
  • The family has breached the terms of a repayment agreement entered into with the CHA.
  • A family member has engaged in or threatened abusive behavior toward CHA personnel (including a CHA employee or a CHA contractor, subcontractor or agent).
  • The CHA has reasonable cause to believe that any household member’s current use or pattern of use of illegal drugs or alcohol may threaten the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents.

If an applicant family is denied assistance for any of the reasons listed above, they have the right to an informal review to dispute the decision.