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In 1977, the Parkersburg Housing Authority received its first approved Annual Contributions Contract under the Section 8 Existing Housing Assistance Payment Program.

Section 8 Rental Assistance is for families who wish to live in privately owned housing and receive rental subsidy. The offices of the Parkersburg Housing Authority's Section 8 Program are located in Parkersburg, WV and New Martinsville, WV.

The Section 8 office in Parkersburg assists the clients and performs activities relative to the Section 8 Housing Programs in the Wood and Wirt County areas. The office in New Martinsville, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Section 8 Program in Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Doddridge, Ritchie, and Marshall Counties. All of which are in the Parkersburg Housing Authority's legal jurisdiction.

To be eligible for the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program you must be at 18 years of age and your income must meet the following guidelines:

Number in Household

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Doddridge

15,100

17,250 19,400 21,550 23,250 25,000 26,700 28,450

Marshall

16,850 19,300 21,700 24,100 26,050 27,950 29,900 31,800

Pleasants

17,800 20,350 22,900 25,450 27,500 29,500 31,550 33,600

Ritchie

16,150 18,500 20,800 23,100 24,950 26,800 28,650 30,500

Tyler

16,400 18,750 21,100 23,450 25,350 27,200 29,100 30,950

Wetzel

17,100 19,500 21,950 24,400 26,350 28,300 30,250 32,200

Wirt

17,550

20,100

22,600

25,100

27,100

29,100

31,100

33,150

Wood

17,800

20,350 22,900 25,450 27,500 29,500 31,550 33,600

Rent is generally based on 30% of the gross family income minus any allowable deductions. Deductions are, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Elderly Residents (head of household who is 62 years of age or older) or any head of household who is considered handicapped or disabled;

  2. Dependents (each child under the age of 18 or family members 18 years or older who are full-time students.)

Once a family receives a Housing Voucher they are responsible for selecting their own rental units. Today, we provide approximately 1,450 families with rental assistance.

Applications

The Parkersburg office accepts pre-applications for Wood and Wirt counties Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm. This application places a family on the waiting list based upon the date and time it is submitted. When the applicants name reaches the top of the list and assistance is available he/she will need to complete a formal application. With this application the applicant will be required to provide originals and photocopies of the following information:

  1. Birth Certificate for every family member of the household

  2. Social Security Card for every family member of the household

  3. Marriage and/or divorce decrees

  4. Pregnancy verification

For Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Doddridge, Ritchie and Marshall Counties contact the New Martinsville office for dates and times of application submission.

 

Copyright 2002 Parkersburg Housing Authority
Last modified: 05/05/11