A recertification is a required PHA review of a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) household’s income and composition. PHA requires recertification’s for voucher holders every two years unless you are an Elderly or Disabled household on a fixed income who are recertified every years.
At recertification, PHA requires the following documentation from voucher households:
- Your income and the income of all of your household members
- Any changes to your family composition
- Your assets
- Your expenses
HCV Recertification Options
For a list of required verification documents needed to complete your HCV recertification please refer to:
Other forms needed to complete your recertification can be found below:
If any household members 18 years of age and older claim to have zero income a Financial Hardship Worksheet must be completed.
What if I have a change in Family Composition to report to PHA?
Review the Required Documents for change of family composition below. With the exception of children who join the household as a result of birth, adoption, or court-awarded custody, a tenant must request PHA approval to add a new family member or other household member (spouse, inter-dependent relationship partner, live-in aide or foster child).
If you have any questions about your recertification you can contact us at 215-684-4300 or via email at [email protected].