|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
How Annual Income is Determined
Information for Landlords
Applying for Assistance
Moves and Changes within the HCV Program
More Information about The HCV Program
News & Events
The Caribou Housing Agency has moved! We are now located on the first floor of the Caribou Municipal Building.
When must proof of citizenship or immigration status be provided?
Who is eligible for HCV housing program?
Citizens of the United States of America who provide proof of citizenship,
What happens if someone in my family does not have eligible citizenship or immigration status?
Depending on the situation, your family may still receive some assistance even if some of your family members do not have eligible status.
If you are an Applicant:
If you are a Program Participant:
If you wish to add someone who is not eligible, your family’s assistance may be pro-rated or reduced. See our Reporting Changes Q&A for more information about adding family members.
What kinds of documentation are required?
Every family member must present one of the following forms of documentation in order to be eligible to receive assistance (parents may sign for children under age 18).
United States citizens must sign a declaration, under penalty of perjury, that they are a citizen of the United States. They must provide proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate or passport).
Eligible immigrants 62 years of age or over must sign a declaration, under penalty of perjury, that they have eligible immigrant status and provide proof of age. No other documentation is required.
Eligible immigrants under age 62 must sign a declaration, under penalty of perjury, that they are an eligible immigrant; provide the INS Immigration documentation listed to the right; and sign a consent form allowing the Housing Agency to release evidence of immigration status to the INS and to HUD for verification purposes.
Ineligible immigrants who are unable to provide required INS documents may choose to sign an Elect Not to Contend Form.
Acceptable INS Documentation consists of:
Form I-551, Alien Registration Receipt Card
Form I-94, Arrival-Departure Record, with one of the following:
If Form I-94 is not annotated, it must be accompanied by one of the following:
Form I-688, Temporary Resident Card, which must be annotated with Section 245A or Section 210.
Form I-688B, Employment Authorization Card, which must be annotated “Provision of Law 274a.12(11)” or “Provision of Law 274a.12”
Form I-766, which may replace I-688 or I-688B
A receipt issued by the INS indicating that an application for issuance of a replacement document in one of the above-listed categories has been made and the applicant’s entitlement to the document has been verified.
What happens if the INS does not verify my Eligible Immigrant Status?
You may appeal to the INS. If the Housing Agency denies your assistance or terminates you based on your immigrant status, you have the right to a hearing with the Housing Agency.
Applicants will not be denied housing assistance, nor will participants be terminated from housing assistance programs, during verification, appeal, or hearing processes, except that assistance to an applicant may be delayed if eligibility cannot be verified by the INS appeal process.