View Full Version : Parole and SECTION 8 Housing?


Wren
08-10-2006, 10:33 PM
Hi everybody. I just found this forum and thought it would be a great place to post a question. My son's father is currently incarcerated in Berkshire county Jail. He got a 2.5 yr sentence and an 18mo sentence on and after. Only 2 yrs is mandatory though for a school zone charge.

I am hoping, praying, wishing with all my heart he gets paroled as soon as possible. He will have completed 2 yrs next Feb.

I currently live in an apartment which I get Section 8 for. My friend told me the parole people automatically call the housing people and I thought that was a little wierd. Wouldn't they call they landlord? Why would they automatically call section 8? All this being said, does anyone know how this would work - or if it would work at all? Would section 8 have to know if the landlord was okay with the idea and didn't volunteer them the info? If they had to know - would it be possible to get him on the lease? I guess that's more of a "section8 forum" question, but has anyone dealt with this? Thanks alot!
Karen

SunnyChick
08-11-2006, 12:54 AM
Hi Karen, I'm afraid I have no experience with this, but I'm sure that some of our members will either know or be able to point you in the right direction. I imagine you'll find some ideas/answers/suggestions here by this time tomorrow. In the meantime, let me say Welcome to PTO. If you have time, browse through some of the many Forums here. There's a lot of good information, and you can also count on us for encouragement if you ever feel like you need a little support. I'm glad that you've joined us. Take good care of yourself, SunnyChick

shiva65
08-11-2006, 01:04 PM
How would parole even know you were renting with a section eight voucher unless "b/f" told them.. as far as they need to know .. your renting from John Doe who states you are a great tenant , clean, quiet and pays on time!!

Understand.. good luck

Donna

JIMMYSWIFE
08-11-2006, 01:50 PM
In the state of KY if a person is on Section 8 a felon can't reside at the location because it is a goverment program. No as far as how they would find out I am not sure. A friend of mine was on that program and her b/f had just been released and he lived with her I dont think the gov ever found out but I am not sure how that works. You might want to go to your state web page and look under the rules for their section 8 program. I hope this is some help to you if not I am sorry.

patriotslover76
08-11-2006, 01:51 PM
I work at a Housing Authority where we administer section 8 vouchers.
So from a Sec. 8 point of view (don't shoot the messenger) when you want to add someone to your household if they are over 6 they have to have a SORI check (Sexual Offender) over 18 CORI (Criminal Offender) & SORI check. If the SORI or CORI comes back bad you would have to "appeal" which consists of meeting with a hearings officer and explain your situation. It is on a case-by-case basis.

If you didn't add him to your household and they found out that he did live with you that would be considered a violation and you could lose your voucher.

HTH

shiva65
08-12-2006, 03:42 PM
And seeing how the section eight vouchers are soooo precious.. these days and rare YOU DO NOT want to lose it... think about it.. it's a hard one

i know

Good luck

Donna

Wren
08-13-2006, 07:06 PM
Thanks everybody for the input! I have been thinking of different scenarios in approach to this issue. One, if they just check the residence/land lord info, I might be able to just ask the landlord if it's okay for him to live here and be up front about that. That would be only if he didn't mind not telling the housing people. And then I thought, well maybe I could just ask section 8 if I can add him to the lease, etc. But being a felon, I was not sure if they would accept it. I think techincally, they SHOULD accept him considering the fact that he would be contributing another income once he gets a job and section 8 would be paying less rent. I am not really sure how to tackle this. I DON'T want to lose the voucher. I'm a single Mom and I need it to pay the rent on my own. I do work and I end up respnsible for a little over a third of the rent out of my pocket. I have been running though my mind the possibility of affording more than that and adding his income to the mix to come up with the whole rent on my own. But I know in reality that would be a pretty stupid thing to do to give up the voucher.
Being paroled out here is alot different than say state prison and stuff. I don't want to say it isn't taken as serious, but I think it is a more mild process than for state felons. Does anyone know the other options of parole - like being released to his own apt./room or something like that? As I am sure you could all understand - I want this man out as quickly and easily as possible! :) Thanks!

Karen

patriotslover76
08-13-2006, 07:54 PM
Maybe he can live with family or friends then he could get a job and settled. At that point I am sure that Section 8 would be willing to give him a chance.

As for asking your landlord to lie for you, I would be very careful because there are a lot of landlords who work very closely with housing. You would hate to have it come back at you later.

It is a tough decision and I feel bad you are having to make it. Good Luck

BOSTONSBABY24
08-22-2006, 04:56 PM
I work at a Housing Authority where we administer section 8 vouchers.
So from a Sec. 8 point of view (don't shoot the messenger) when you want to add someone to your household if they are over 6 they have to have a SORI check (Sexual Offender) over 18 CORI (Criminal Offender) & SORI check. If the SORI or CORI comes back bad you would have to "appeal" which consists of meeting with a hearings officer and explain your situation. It is on a case-by-case basis.

If you didn't add him to your household and they found out that he did live with you that would be considered a violation and you could lose your voucher.

HTH

YES I HAD THIS PROBLEMS MY KIDS FATHER DID 2 YEARS FOR A& B WITH WAEPON,, HE GOT OUT AND I HAD SECTION 8 HE CAME TO LIVE WITH ME I TRIED TO PUT HIM ON MY LEASE.SO WELL WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD TO FIND OUT IF HE WAS APPROVED I GOT A LETTER STATING HE LIVED WITH ME FOR MORE THAN 20 DAY OF THE YEARS AND THEY TOOK MY SECTION 8..

SO YES THEY CAN TEMINATE YOU FOR THIS

MissinHimAllDay
09-20-2007, 02:51 PM
I live in Mass and I currently have a section 8 voucher. My BF lived with me and we did tell his PO and she said he can still stay with me but I needed to understand that I was risking possibly losing my section 8 voucher which I agreed to cause they didn't really pay much of my rent anyways. I guess it might depend on the PO but as I far as I believe it's ok just be prepared if Section 8 finds out they will take away your voucher.

Good Luck!;)

terryjay
05-04-2009, 02:02 PM
Hi everybody. I just found this forum and thought it would be a great place to post a question. My son's father is currently incarcerated in Berkshire county Jail. He got a 2.5 yr sentence and an 18mo sentence on and after. Only 2 yrs is mandatory though for a school zone charge.

I am hoping, praying, wishing with all my heart he gets paroled as soon as possible. He will have completed 2 yrs next Feb.

I currently live in an apartment which I get Section 8 for. My friend told me the parole people automatically call the housing people and I thought that was a little wierd. Wouldn't they call they landlord? Why would they automatically call section 8? All this being said, does anyone know how this would work - or if it would work at all? Would section 8 have to know if the landlord was okay with the idea and didn't volunteer them the info? If they had to know - would it be possible to get him on the lease? I guess that's more of a "section8 forum" question, but has anyone dealt with this? Thanks alot!
Karen

Hi I know it has been a few years since you wrote this and I am just taken a chance that maybe I will still be able to get some information on this subject as this is new for me as my boy friend is coming up for parole this september and we are trying to get married in there and hope that he will be able to come home to live with me on my section 8, can you please let me know what happened with you and if things have changed since then. Thank You for any information that you may be able to give to me.
Terry

parole_help_123
05-05-2009, 09:20 AM
Hi I know it has been a few years since you wrote this and I am just taken a chance that maybe I will still be able to get some information on this subject as this is new for me as my boy friend is coming up for parole this september and we are trying to get married in there and hope that he will be able to come home to live with me on my section 8, can you please let me know what happened with you and if things have changed since then. Thank You for any information that you may be able to give to me.
Terry

Hi Terry. Regarding Section 8 and your boyfriend moving into your home on parole, several things would happen. If you live in an actual project or building that is run by a housing agency, I would contact them first. If you live in a house or an apartment within a house, I would contact you first, and then we would discuss your (and his) situation. Section 8 is very straightforward: if your boyfriend is on the lease, he can live with you. If not, you can try to put him on the lease, but that will usually mess up your rent amount, and if you two breakup, or he goes back to jail, you'll be stuck in a horrible situation.

It all comes down to this: If the inmate (soon-to-be-parolee) can be put on the Section 8 lease, the inmate can be paroled to that home. If not, he or she cannot parole there. If a parolee is found out to be living in a Section 8 home, you could lose your benefits--and I've unfortunately seen this happen many times. I know this stinks, but that's the way it is.

rwindley22
07-10-2009, 02:19 AM
My fiance is in jail. he has never lived with me. he is currently incarcerated. i have section 8 and we will be getting married. i have been on sec 8 9 years. i was arrested in dec 2008 and i just got out of jail in feb 2009. i was honest with sec 8 about this and i was able to keep my housing. my hunny has felonies. will he be allowed to be added to lease? will i lose my section 8? what will happen once we are married? yes he also has drug felony. if you know please respond?

Makala23
08-04-2009, 09:38 PM
I have a open case for escorting ( sex for a fee :( ) I am going to clean this up soon . It has been 4 years and i have not been in trouble since ( accept a warrent place my ex landlord who claims I did molicious destruction on his apartment wich was i just owed rent and was going through an avviction so he was mad ...anyways....) I am 24 and have 2 charges for that and no other crimal record (except juvenile) . With that out of the way I am trying to get put on my mothers lease for section 8 with my daughter . I live in MA and hoping if I clean up my open cases ( probly have probation) If I will be allowed to be on her lease. Any info would be very helpfull I am going through tough times and really need this! Thanks makala

angel mathews
08-04-2009, 10:38 PM
I work at a Housing Authority where we administer section 8 vouchers.
So from a Sec. 8 point of view (don't shoot the messenger) when you want to add someone to your household if they are over 6 they have to have a SORI check (Sexual Offender) over 18 CORI (Criminal Offender) & SORI check. If the SORI or CORI comes back bad you would have to "appeal" which consists of meeting with a hearings officer and explain your situation. It is on a case-by-case basis.

If you didn't add him to your household and they found out that he did live with you that would be considered a violation and you could lose your voucher.

HTH


I hope this helps yours is a questin that is asked alot and I knew some one some where had a answer this post is a couple of years old but i think it might help you out

DumbNDumber
09-20-2009, 07:29 PM
Hey everyone,
I was wondering if you could add a parolee (felon) to your voucher. Also what if they were accepted and was convicted of another felony... What would happen with the section 8 voucher??? I am located in Florida. Does anyone know if Section 8 will search different cities for if a person have a previous felon???? I would really appreciate if someone could answer the question... As my son would soon be released from prison and I am on Section 8 (HUD)...

patriotslover76
09-20-2009, 09:19 PM
They will do a CORI (Criminal Offender Record) and SORI (Sex Offender Records) search when you apply for Section 8 or any State or Federal Housing Program. If you want to add someone to your household they will do the same thing.

MrsBillyBell
08-14-2012, 09:30 AM
I work at a Housing Authority where we administer section 8 vouchers.
So from a Sec. 8 point of view (don't shoot the messenger) when you want to add someone to your household if they are over 6 they have to have a SORI check (Sexual Offender) over 18 CORI (Criminal Offender) & SORI check. If the SORI or CORI comes back bad you would have to "appeal" which consists of meeting with a hearings officer and explain your situation. It is on a case-by-case basis.

If you didn't add him to your household and they found out that he did live with you that would be considered a violation and you could lose your voucher.

HTH

I have a question about the sec 8 does it matter if we are married at all? My husband is currently in prison and hopefully will be out in the next year or two but my question is when he comes home and I report it can he live wiith me while he goes thru the process, and if denied is there ways to appeal the denials? I figure if can't have it wiith him we can at least keep for as long as possible.

Thanks for any info can relate Mrs Billy Bell :kiss: