Kids @ Home

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Kids @ Home is a 48-month rent assistance program. Families must fit the criteria to enter the program and maintain these criteria to continue to receive rental assistance under the program.

The Kids @ Home Program will open in September 2019 for applications. Interested individuals will need to download an application here. The application will be available for download from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday September 3, 2019 through 4:00 p.m. Friday September 13, 2019. Complete the entire application and return it along with a copy of your current lease and paystubs that reflect 6 – 8 weeks of payment (check stubs must be dated July, August or September 2019). The application, current lease and appropriate paystubs must be submitted to Richfield HRA no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday September 30, 2019.  (FAX AND E-MAILS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)

If there are more qualified candidates than openings available Richfield HRA will conduct a random lottery drawing.

Letters/E-mails for the qualified candidates who have been pulled for the lottery will be sent out no later than October 11, 2019. If a qualified candidate chooses not to meet the deadlines or provide additional paperwork as required, Richfield HRA will return to the pool of candidates who were not chosen in the lottery and complete another lottery draw. Applications not drawn in the lottery will be shredded no later than December 30, 2019. Rent assistance for qualified candidates who have successfully completed the application process will begin January 1, 2020.

Download the application here

Kids @ Home Guidelines in Spanish

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The entire application must be completed, dated and signed and return to the Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority 6700 Portland Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423 by Monday, September 30 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  

 Criteria for families

  • Must currently be housed in unsubsidized rental housing in Richfield (no shared housing)
  • Have a child or children in Richfield schools (K – 12)
  • Child or children need to be enrolled and attend a Richfield school
  • One parent (or adult in family) is employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week (pay checks stubs for 2 months of work needed to provided verification of this income)
  • Not receiving any other housing assistance
  • Annual income must fall at or below income guideline
  • Rental payments must be current or no more than one month’s total rent owed to landlord
  • Families must be willing to attend 10 Parent Share meetings a year (Parent Share meetings are held Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield. Families must attend 5 of the Parent Share meetings by June 30th of each year and the remaining 5 must be completed by December 15th of each year) 
  • Family must be citizens, permanent residents or have proper immigration status

 

 

 

Income limits (effective 04/24/2019)

50 percent of area median income

Persons

Income limit

Persons

Income limit

2

$40,000

6

$58,000

3

$45,000

7

$62,000

4

$50,000

8

$66,000

5

$54,000

 

 

 

Occupancy standards – Family size determines the occupancy size (bedroom size for your family) and the bedroom size determines your rent assistance.

You may live in a unit that is larger than the occupancy size determined by Richfield HRA, rent assistance, in that case, will be determined by actual family size.

If your family lives in a unit smaller than the occupancy standard the assistance determined by Richfield HRA is the bedroom size of the unit.

 

Number of persons

 

Bedroom size

2 - 4

2

5 -7

3

8 - 10

4/5

 

Rent Assistance (effective 9/1/2019)

Families receive rent assistance based on the following flat payment. Each year rent assistance decreases, families responsibility will increase.

Bedroom size

 Year 1

Year 2

  Year 3

Year 4

One

$450

$400

$350

$250

Two

$550

$500

$450

$350

Three

$650

$550

$500

$450

Four/Five

$750

$700

$650

$550