Marion Jones tenants lined-up with raised excitement levels for the second day. The relocation process started on yesterday and will continue until all tenants are complete.
Manager Tommye Sardin explained the process to me: "Each of the tenants will arrive and receive a packet; there is a check list of items that they must provide to support the re-certification application." This approximately 14 page packet that is similar to the annual re-certification process. All income, household member sizes, and community service information are considered to establish eligibility and voucher size. Once the requirements and all supporting documentation is complied, annual re-certification is acquired.
Chairman Peters of the Lake County Housing Authority was contacted for his comments, he replied, "I am excited to see this project come into fruition. It has been a long and challenging process but the end result has been rewarding. The residents seem happy."
The next step in the process is up to the tenants. Lake County Housing Authority made provisions to make this transition a success. Those provisions include hiring personnel to assist with the paper processing, pulling in some of their veteran employees to expedite the paper process efficiently, providing a list of resources and place available for consideration as they relocate new homes, extending the offer of transportation to those in need to view apartment complexes, and assisting with moving supplies and expenses related to the final move.