You may submit a preliminary application to be added to the waiting lists by either completing the online application as follows:
If you choose not to submit your application online, you can print the application, (first you must choose a waiting list) and then bring, mail or fax to our office.
Once your name reaches the top of a waiting list, a letter inviting you to an intake meeting will be sent to the mailing address indicated on your application. Therefore it is very important to keep your mailing address current with our office at all times. Please do not rely on having mail from our office forwarded as this may delay your letter beyond the response time deadline.
It is important to know, when your name comes to the top of a waiting list, it is a requirement, you provide original Social Security Cards and Evidence of Eligible Citizenship Status (U.S. Passport (unexpired), U.S. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate) for everyone in the household. A valid (not expired) Government picture ID for all members of your household 18 years of age or older is also required.
A noncitizen must have permanent residence or refugee/asylee status to be eligible for assistance. Acceptable documentation of eligible immigration status is one of the following documents:
Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident Card (FormI-551) – also known as the “Green Card”.
Asylees: Asylum Approval Notice and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94), along with government-issued ID card with photo.
Refugees: Refugee Approval Notice and Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Note: Documents must be current and unexpired.
Declaration of Ineligible Immigration Status
An individual may contend not to have eligible immigration status.
The family must identify in writing which family members do not contend to have eligible immigration status.
A single member household without eligible citizenship or immigration status is not eligible for assistance and may not be admitted into the program.
Applicants will not be accepted to intake meetings without these documents and will not be provided housing assistance. If you do not currently have all of these documents, it is important to start applying for them now as it may take several weeks/months depending on the circumstances. Birth Certificates can be applied for by contacting the Vital Statistics office for the state in which you were born. You may also search the internet by typing in “vital statistics” and the state you were born in. Passports are also considered verification of citizenship in lieu of birth certificates.
Wyoming vital statistics can be found at: Vital Statistics Services, 2300 Capital Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307-777-7591 fax: 307-777-2483. Web site: http://wdh.state.wy.us/rfhd/vital_records/index.html
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE?
Your preliminary application is entered into our computer system as of the date and time your application is submitted. The waiting time varies with each individual's circumstances. The wait can vary tremendously depending on the programs that you qualify for and the turnover activity within each program.
HOW IS MY SHARE OF THE RENT CALCULATED?
Gross income from all applicable sources for all family members is used. Adjustments are made for dependent care, child-care costs, Senior Citizens, persons who are elderly, disabled, or handicapped. Participants will pay 30%-40% of the monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.
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