Denial of Participation in FSS

VHA may deny participation in the FSS program for one or more of the following reasons:  

  • Families screened for motivational factors and were determined to not have sufficient interest in FSS 
  • Families who previously participated in FSS and successfully completed the program 
  • Families terminated from a previous FSS contract with cause 
  • Families that previously participated in FSS and were terminated for non-compliance and/or failure to meet their FSS obligations 
  • Families that previously participated in FSS but did not meet their goals before expiration of the COP 
  • Families that owe money to VHA or any other Housing Authority 
  • Families who are not currently in good standing with the VHA (in violation of the Family Obligations) including Housing Quality Standards (HQS) 
  • Portable families who are in non-compliance with the FSS obligations of the initial HA 
  • Portable families who fail to follow through by contacting VHA to transfer their FSS contract within the required period of time 
Families denied participation in the FSS program may request an Informal Hearing (See Chapter 18 of this Administrative Plan) to determine whether the decision was made in accordance with HUD regulations and the guidelines in this plan. The request for an Informal Hearing must be made, in writing, within ten (10) business days of the date of notification of the decision to deny participation.