Policies & Procedures
For more information on the policies and procedures that govern applicants and participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program, please refer to the following documents:

Applicant Handbook

Provides general guidance for applicants and tenants.
Download Applicant Handbook

Denial of Assistance

Provides information on why an applicant may have been denied assistance and also information for tenants for whom assistance has been terminated.
Download Criteria for Denial & Termination

Appeals and Hearing Procedures

Outlines the process for requesting an appeal, if a tenant feels that they have been unfairly treated
Download Informal Reviews & Hearing

Fair Housing

The Mercer County Housing Authority strictly adheres to fair housing laws. Fair housing protects individuals and families against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.
Download Fair Housing

The HUD-5382

Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or StalkingIf you are seeking VAWA protection from your housing provider, your housing provider may give youa written request that asks you to submit documentation about the incident.
Download HUD-5382


Having a good place to live is important. You are free to choose any house or apartment you like, as long as it meets certain requirements for quality. This document helps you better understand those quality standards and inspections.
Download Inspections - A Good Place to Live


Fact sheet about the dangers of lead
Download Lead

EIV System

What you should know about the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System
Download EIV

Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA)

What Applicants, Tenants, Owners, and Landlords need to know about VAWA. 
Download VAWA Information