Wes Drayton

Topics: Social Security Administration, Taxation in the United States, Social Security Pages: 7 (1421 words) Published: December 26, 2012
Authorization for the Release of Information/
Privacy Act Notice

to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Housing Agency/Authority (HA)

U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
exp. 1/31/2014

PHA requesting release of information; (Cross out space if none) (Full address, name of contact person, and date)

IHA requesting release of information: (Cross out space if none) (Full address, name of contact person, and date)

Cumberland County Housing Authority
114 N. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013


Authority: Section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless
Assistance Amendments Act of 1988, as amended by Section 903 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 and
Section 3003 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. This law is found at 42 U.S.C. 3544.
This law requires that you sign a consent form authorizing: (1) HUD and the Housing Agency/Authority (HA) to request verification of salary and wages from current or previous employers; (2) HUD and the HA to request wage and unemployment compensation claim information from the state agency responsible for keeping that information; (3) HUD to request certain tax return information from the U.S. Social Security Administration and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The law also requires independent verification of income information. Therefore, HUD or the HA may request information from financial institutions to verify your eligibility and level of benefits.

Purpose: In signing this consent form, you are authorizing HUD and the above-named HA to request income information from the sources listed on the form. HUD and the HA need this information to verify your household’s income, in order to ensure that you are eligible for assisted housing benefits and that these benefits are set at the correct level. HUD and the HA may participate in computer matching programs with these sources in order to verify your eligibility and level of benefits.

Uses of Information to be Obtained: HUD is required to protect the income information it obtains in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. HUD may disclose information
(other than tax return information) for certain routine uses, such as to other government agencies for law enforcement purposes, to Federal agencies for employment suitability purposes and to HAs for the purpose of determining housing assistance. The HA is also required to protect the income information it obtains in accordance with any applicable State privacy law. HUD and HA employees

may be subject to penalties for unauthorized disclosures or improper uses of the income information that is obtained based on the consent form. Private owners may not request or receive
information authorized by this form.
Who Must Sign the Consent Form: Each member of your
household who is 18 years of age or older must sign the consent form. Additional signatures must be obtained from new adult
members joining the household or whenever members of the
household become 18 years of age.
Original is retained by the requesting organization.

Persons who apply for or receive assistance under the following programs are required to sign this consent form:
PHA-owned rental public housing
Turnkey III Homeownership Opportunities
Mutual Help Homeownership Opportunity
Section 23 and 19(c) leased housing
Section 23 Housing Assistance Payments
HA-owned rental Indian housing
Section 8 Rental Certificate
Section 8 Rental Voucher
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation
Failure to Sign Consent Form: Your failure to sign the consent form may result in the denial of eligibility or termination of assisted housing benefits, or both. Denial of eligibility or termination of benefits is subject to the HA’s grievance procedures and Section 8 informal hearing procedures.

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