The Caldwell Housing Authority is a quasi-government organization.The Caldwell City Mayor appoints the Board of Directors, and the Board in turn is responsible for management oversight.The Housing Authority received loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to build the current inventory of housing, but the Housing Authority receives NO federal funds for staff salaries or for operations and maintenance of the housing.All expenses are paid from collected rents.
The short answer to the question is YES. Currently, the Caldwell Housing Authority (CHA) is required to follow the applicable regulations governing farm labor housing and must provide priority preference to domestic farm laborers and farm laborers legally admitted into the United States to work in agriculture (H2A workers).
If you are not a farm laborer or get most of your household income from farm labor, you will not get priority preference for an apartment. If there are no eligible farm laborers on the waiting list, you may be provided housing on a temporary basis and will have a month-to-month lease agreement. You may be required to move out of your apartment should an eligible farm labor apply for housing
That depends on the time of year and the availability of housing.If you have all your required income and employment verification, and you are willing to move into a smaller 2-room apartment, you can expect to wait approximately 3-4 weeks before being able to move in.If you want a larger 4-bedroom unit, the wait may be between 6 and 9 months.Many families move into the smaller units and put their name on a waiting list for a larger unit.
You may live here as long as you qualify, make your monthly rent payment, and do not violate any of the terms of the lease agreement.Some families have lived at the housing authority for several years, and one tenant has live here for 30 years.
NO.The Caldwell Housing Authority does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, disability, family status, and other protected classes.Likewise, the Housing Authority does not require you to be Hispanic or Latino to live here.
The Caldwell Housing Authority is a very safe place to live.In previous years (under previous management) there has not been very much cooperation between the Housing Authority and local law enforcement.It is very different now.The Housing Authority and local law enforcement work very well together and cooperate when at all possible to address issues at the Housing Authority.In 2007, crime at the Housing Authority has been substantially reduced.The Housing Authority will be opening offices by December of 2007 for Canyon County deputies to use and occupy during routine patrols in this area.
Yes.Starting October 2007, the store does accept food stamps and the state-approve Quest Card.
The rent varies on the size of the unit and whether or not you qualify for a rental subsidy.As of January 1, 2008, the small 2-bedroom apartments will be leased for $278 a month.But a tenant may only pay a portion of that amount not to exceed 30% of their gross adjusted income.The lease amounts increase for large units up to $465 a month for larger units.
Not necessarily.The larger units are not as available as the smaller units.If at all possible, we encourage you to lease a smaller unit so you can get housing and we will put you on a waiting list for a larger unit.The waiting list for larger units is between 6 and 9 months.
The rent is due on the first business day of each month.The Housing Authority does not accept cash as payments for rent.The rent must be paid with a cashier’s check or money order.
It is really hard to tell. As everyone is well aware, there is a housing shortage in the valley and there are more applications than available units. Notwithstanding the priority preference for housing, it may take several months before housing is available. Domestic farm laborers and persons legally admitted into the United States to work in agriculture will always receive first priority and may be moved up on the waiting list when apartments become available.
Depending on many different circumstances, you may be on the waiting list between six (6) and eighteen (18) months before receiving an apartment.
You are allowed to live at Farmway Village as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Seasonal H2A workers live at Farmway Village for as long as ten (10) months. Other tenants have lived at Farmway Village for several years. Your occupancy depends solely on eligibility and your ability to follow the rules and pay rent.
The housing authority takes much pride in keeping the place safe and free from crime. We have great tenants who look out for each other and help keep the place safe. The housing authority has worked diligently over the years to install surveillance cameras in the common areas of the property to help deter and prevent crime. The store, mail room, offices, laundry room and roads at Farmway Village are under video surveillance for your protection. In the last ten (10) years, no noticeable or significant criminal activity has occurred.
We have done a lot to build a friendly community at Farmway Village. As mentioned previously, we have a small convenient store, a laundry room, mail room, parks and picnic areas, and open recreational space for tenants to enjoy. There is also a community center on site that can be used for parties or other community activities. In addition to the daily amenities, many volunteer organizations and service clubs volunteer at Farmway Village. Several times throughout the year volunteers will host free medical screening, food banks, and other services.
Historically, rents at Farmway Village have been 70% of the market-rate rent in the community. Providing the availability of funding, you may be entitled to rental assistance to ease the burden of rent.