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ADMISSIONS & CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY FOR THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM OF THE TOWNSHIP OF NORTH BERGEN Date Adopted: Resolution No. INTRODUCTION This document defines the admissions and continued occupancy policies pertaining to the Public Housing operations of the North Bergen Housing Authority, hereinafter referred to as the “Housing Authority" or “PHA” or “HA”. References herein to the "Administrative Offices of the Housing Authority” relate to the HA offices located at 6121 Grand Avenue, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047. The jurisdiction of the HA referred to herein is, the Township of North Bergen. The term “local resident(s)", as used herein, refers to a resident(s) of the Township of North Bergen. If there is any conflict between the policies set forth herein and the laws or regulations of the State of New Jersey, the said laws and regulations will prevail. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 NON-DISCRIMINATION, FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ....cccsseese 4 2.0 REASONABLE ACCOMONDATIONS FOR APPLICANTS AND TENANTS WITH DISABILITIES. sce 7 . 2.1 LIVE-IN-AIDE POLICY ......... 3.0 INTERPRETIVE SERVICES FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING APPLICANTS & RESIDENTS 7 aon 4.0 MARKETING DWELLING UNITS 5.0 APPLICANTS AND TENANTS RIGHT TO PRIVACY .... 6.0 REQUIRED HOUSING AUTHORITY POSTINGS .......... cere ac] 7.0 APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM.. 8.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO PUBLIC HOUSING ei 5 9.0 GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF ADMISSION TO PUBLIC HOUSING .. 9.1 HOUSING AUTHORITY DISCRETION REGARDING DENIAL OF ADMISSION ..... 9 9.2 INFORMAL REVIEW OF ADMISSION DENIALS 10 9.3 PROCEDURES FOR INFORMAL REVIEW OF ADMISSION DENIALS .. 4 9.4 INFORMAL REVIEW/HEARING PROCESS CONCERNING INS DECISIONS ....... 12 10.0 OPENING & CLOSING THE WAITING LIST reese Pe eceeeed 10.1 ORGANIZATION OF WAITING LIST 13 10.2 FAMILIES NEARING THE TOP OF WAITING LIST 13 10.3 PURGING THE WAITING LIST .........cccsssseeeecssssenseeeees ease 10.4 REMOVAL OF APPLICANTS FROM WAITING LIST 14 10.5 NOTIFICATION OF REMOVAL OF APPLICANT FROM WAITING LIST ... 14 11.0 TENANT SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF DWELLING UNIT ... 11.1 TENANT SELECTION PREFERENCES .....