In order to implement the income targeting program, the following policy is adopted:
The PHA may select, based on date and time of application and preferences, two
families in the extremely low-income category and two (2) families from the low- income category alternately until the forty percent (40%) admission requirement of extremely low-income families is achieved (2 plus 2 policy).
After the minimum level is reached, all selections may be made based solely on date, time and preferences. Any applicants passed over as a result of implementing this 2 plus 2 policy will retain their place on the waiting list and will be offered a unit in order of their placement on the waiting list.
To the maximum extent possible, the offers will also be made to effect the PHA’s policy of economic deconcentration.
For the initial year of implementation, a pro-rated percentage of the new admissions will be calculated from April 1, 1999 through the end of the fiscal year. Following the initial implementation period, the forty percent (40%) requirement will be calculated based on new admissions for the fiscal year.
The PHA reserves the option, at any time, to reduce the targeting requirement for public housing by no more than ten percent (10%), if it increases the target figure for its Section 8 program from the required level of seventy-five percent (75%) of annual new admissions to no more than eighty-five percent (85%) of its annual new admissions. (Optional for PHAs with both Section 8 and Public Housing programs.)