On March 1, 2008, families participating in the DHAP will be required to pay a portion of the rent (in addition to any existing family share in cases where the monthly rent already exceeds the monthly rent subsidy) in preparation towards self- sufficiency when the DHAP ends on March 1, 2009.The DHAP program will pay the full amount authorized under DHAP through February 2008. Starting in March 2008, you will have to pay an additional $50 of your total monthly rent payment directly to your landlord out of your own pocket. The amount that you pay directly to the landlord will increase by $50 each month after that. So, you can expect to pay an additional $100 in April 2008, then $150 in May 2008, and so on, until self-sufficiency is achieved or until the end of the program in March 2009, whichever comes first. THIS AMOUNT IS IN ADDITION TO ANY AMOUNT YOU MAY ALREADY BE PAYING BECAUSE YOUR MONTHLY RENT EXCEEDS THE MONTHLY DHAP RENT SUBSIDY.
For example, if the PHA is paying $800 on behalf of a participating family on February 1, 2008, on March 1, 2008, the new subsidy payment will be $750 and the family is responsible for the $50 difference. On April 1, the subsidy the PHA will pay the owner on behalf of the family would be $700 with the family responsible for the $100 difference.