building pathways to a better quality of life in communities we serve

Hours:    M-F 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Phone:    252-492-0161

Fax:        252-492-6250

Office:    180 South Beckford Drive

             Henderson, NC  27536

Mail:      P.O. Box 1453

             Henderson, NC 27536

Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity, Inc. Is an equal opportunity employer and service provider

HOUSING SERVICES

Having a safe, secure, decent home for your family is one of the most important things in life.  Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity offers several programs to help families find homes, obtain homes and even maintain homes.  Our Federally funded programs are a key part of how we help improve the quality of life in our communities.  

Click on the program name below for information and to apply
 
SECTION 8
WEATHERIZATION
H.A.R.R.P.
HOME OWNERSHIP
 
SECTION 8
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

PLEASE NOTE:

The FVWOPP Section 8 Program is currently not accepting applications.  When the program re-opens we will advertise the dates and times that we will be accepting applications again in our lobby, local newspapers, our website and other social media platforms.

If you are on the waiting list please be sure to keep your contact information up to date.  If you need to change your contact information you must come in to the office with your ID and complete an applicant update form.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) is a Federal Government program that assists low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to rent decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing (rent) assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, program participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity is the Section 8 public housing agency (PHA) for residents in Vance County and Franklin County.  PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

 

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

  • The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program

  • NOT limited to units located in subsidized housing projects

  • Families must submit an application with FVWOPP  

  • Eligible families are placed on the program waiting list and will be selected for the rent assistance program based on their ranking on the waiting list. 

  • Once a family is selected, they are advised of the home size (# of bedrooms, etc.) they may rent, based on family size and composition.  

 

  • The family is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit where the owner agrees to rent under the Section 8 program

 

  • Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA.  

  • A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by FVWOPP on behalf of the participating family.

 

  • The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Families can include single people, two adults, households with one or two parents, and elderly or disabled people.

 

  • Families whose income is within the income requirements listed

 

  • The housing unit selected by the family must pass a health and safety inspection and approval.

 

  • The amount of the rent that is charged must meet a payment standard for a moderately priced home in the area.

 

  • The family of housing vouchers must pay 30% of their adjusted gross monthly income for rent and utilities, and if the rental of the unit is greater than the payment standard, the family must pay the additional amount.

 

  • By law, each time a family moves to a new unit where the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family cannot pay more than 40% of their monthly income adjusted for the rent.

  REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Proof of income (Tax returns for past year) for all members of the family (household)

  • Submit a Section 8 Client Contact Form.  Click in the box below to fill out and submit the form.

   INCOME REQUIREMENTS

  • Vance County: ​

                    Household Size*             Maximum Income (Per Year)

                              1                                      $12,490

                              2                                      $16,910

                              3                                      $21,330

                              4                                      $25,750

                              5                                      $29,850

                              6                                      $32,050

                              7                                      $34,250

                              8                                      $36,450

*For household with more than 8 people, check with Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity to ensure the most accurate guidelines.  

  • Franklin  County: ​

                    Household Size*             Maximum Income (Per Year)

                              1                                      $19,500

                              2                                      $22,250

                              3                                      $25,050

                              4                                      $27,800

                              5                                      $30,170

                              6                                      $34,590

                              7                                      $39,010

                              8                                      $43,430

*For household with more than 8 people, check with Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity to ensure the most accurate guidelines.  

FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM

 

The Section 8 Department also offers a Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) to help Housing Assistance participants achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Section 8 staff will assist each FSS participant to help them:

  • Identify career goals

  • Identify and remove barriers preventing the

              achievement of these goals

  • Achieve career goals

  • Receive counseling and support

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The program is voluntary to active Section 8 families

who wish to improve their quality of life.

 

HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM

Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity, Inc. offers a comprehensive program that strives to make the dream of home ownership a reality for low-to moderate income families.  The program provides group and individual coaching, counseling and training classes to adults who want to purchase a home for their family.  

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Monthly HUD-certified home ownership training classes

    • Understanding Credit​

    • Money Management

    • Are you ready to buy a  Home?

    • Obtaining a Mortgage Loan

    • Shopping for a home

    • Protecting your Investment

  • Individual counseling & goals

  • Support groups

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Individuals with  special needs are encouraged to apply 

​​

  • Complete a client contact form (see link below)

 

  • Schedule a time to meet with Franklin Vance Warren opportunity to provide the required document listed ​​

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

 

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts defined by the federal government: 

HOUSEHOLD SIZE*          MAXIMUM ANNUAL INCOME (PER YEAR)

1                                                 $12,490

2                                                 $16,910

3                                                 $21,330

4                                                 $25,750

5                                                 $30,170

6                                                 $34,590

7                                                 $39,010

8                                                 $43,430

*For household with more than 8 people, check with Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity to ensure the most accurate guidelines.  

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Proof of income for 2018

  • Submit a Home Ownership client contact form

Click in the box below to complete and submit the form

 
WEATHERIZATION

The Housing Services Department of Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. provides assistance to families in helping to conserve energy by providing cost-effective energy saving measures to the dwelling unit. By installing energy-saving measures on the homes of eligible clients, they are able to reduce the percentage of their income spent on utilities and heating/cooling cost.  This program is funded by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Weatherization consists of energy saving measures that are used to reduce the percentage of household income spent on heating and cooling costs. These energy saving measures cost you less to heat your home in the cold months and costs you less to cool your home in the warmer months. The services will be provided to homeowners as well as those persons who rent. However, for renters, a landlord agreement must be signed. Also, a small contribution is required from the landlord.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Install Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

  • Install Low-Flow Faucet Aerators and Showerheads

  • Install HVAC Filters

  • Install Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

  • Caulk/Install/Weather-strip Windows and Doors

  • Install air flow vents & exhaust fans for air distribution 

  • Repair minor holes in outside walls, floors, and roof 

  • Air Sealing—Attic and Crawlspace

  • Install Insulation—Attic, Crawlspace, and Walls

  • Install Duct Wrap and Duct Mastic For Vents

  • Repair or Replace Hot Water Heaters

  • Install  Hot Water Heater Blankets

  • Install Pressure Relief Valve on Hot Water Heaters

  • Evaluate, Clean and Tune Heat and/or Air Unit

  • Repair and/or Replace Heating and/or Air Unit

  • Replace Refrigerators as required

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Person(s) who own their home

  • Persons who rent their home 

  • For renters, the landlord must contribute 1/2 of the cost of repairing or replacing heating units

  REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Proof of income (Tax returns for past year) for all members of the family (household)

  • Submit a Weatherization / H.A.R.R.P. Client Contact Form

Click in the box below to complete and submit the form

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

  • Households with a total annual income at or below 200% of the current poverty level: ​

                    Household Size*             Maximum Income (Per Year)

                              1                                      $24,980

                              2                                      $33,820

                              3                                      $42,660

                              4                                      $51,500

                              5                                      $60,340

                              6                                      $69,180

                              7                                      $78,020

                              8                                      $86,860

              For each additional person, add $8,840

Heating Air Repair & Replacement Program (HARRP)

The Heating, Air Repair & Replacement Program’s (HARRP) objective is to provide safe heating and cooling in the home.

 

SERVICES PROVIDED 

  • ECT— evaluate clean and tune-up of the heating unit

  • Repair and/or replace heating and cooling systems in  

              households that received prior weatherization services

  • Expert & qualified HVAC technician services

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Person(s) who own their home

  • Persons who rent their home 

  • For renters, the landlord must contribute 1/2 of the cost of repairing or replacing heating units

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Proof of income (Tax returns for past year) for all members of the family (household)

  • Complete a Weatherization / H.A.R.R.P. Client Contact Form

Click in the box below to complete and submit the form

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

  • Households with a total annual income at or below 200% of the current poverty level: ​

                    Household Size*             Maximum Income (Per Year)

                              1                                      $24,980

                              2                                      $33,820

                              3                                      $42,660

                              4                                      $51,500

                              5                                      $60,340

                              6                                      $69,180

                              7                                      $78,020

                              8                                      $86,860

              For each additional person, add $8,840

 
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