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East Moline, IL 61244-2036
Phone: (309) 755-4527
Fax: (309) 751-4044
TDD: 1 (800) 545-1833 x 820

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Public Notices

GMAHA Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) Revisions

Effective Date of Change: October 11, 2019

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy has been brought current with all recent HUD requirements and guidance, including the following:

  • Revisions pertaining to Notice PIH 2019-18, which updated HUD’s Verification Hierarchy
  • The addition of a new section on establishing minimum heating standards in public housing, as required by Notice PIH 2018-19
  • Modifications for Notice PIH 2018-24 on verifying Social Security numbers, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and the effective use of the EIV Identity Verification Report
  • Updates concerning guidance on the treatment of ABLE accounts detailed in Notice PIH 2019-09
  • Changes to account for Notice PIH 2019-11, which requires the PHA to publish and updated public housing over income limits in the ACOP
  • Clarification of requirements for providing VAWA information
  • Other clarifications and modifications to make sure the content is user- friendly, current, and in compliance with all HUD regulations and guidance
  • Formatting changes

A full copy of the Policy is available for review. Written comments in regard to the proposed changes to the Policy may be submitted to the GMAHA central office address listed below through the 30 day comment period ending October 3, 2019.

Person with disabilities requiring assistance or alternative format, or wishing to make comments in alternative formats, can contact our office at 309-755- 4527, ext. 406 or TTY 1-800-545-1833 ext. 820.

Amy S. Clark, Executive Director/CEO


GMAHA Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan Revisions

Effective Date of Change: October 11, 2019

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan has been brought current with all recent HUD requirements and guidance, including the following:

  • Changes to account for the voluntary adoption of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs), as outlined in Notice PIH 2018-01
  • Updates concerning guidance on the treatment of ABLE accounts detailed in Notice PIH 2019-09
  • Revisions pertaining to Notice PIH 2018-18, which updated HUD’s Verification Hierarchy
  • Modifications for Notice PIH 2018-24 on verifying Social Security numbers, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and the effective use of the EIV Identity Verification Report
  • Clarification of requirements for providing VAWA information
  • Other clarifications and modifications to make sure the content is user- friendly, current, and in compliance with all HUD regulations and guidance
  • Formatting changes

A full copy of the Policy is available for review. Written comments in regard to the proposed changes to the Policy may be submitted to the GMAHA central office address listed below through the 30 day comment period ending October 3, 2019.

Person with disabilities requiring assistance or alternative format, or wishing to make comments in alternative formats, can contact our office at 309-755- 4527, ext. 406 or TTY 1-800-545-1833 ext. 820.

Amy S. Clark, Executive Director/CEO


The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) provides quality, affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals in the Rock Island County area. We are committed to providing programs and services that enrich the lives of our residents.

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, ancestry, handicap or marital status.

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