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Direct Deposit (ACH Payments)

How do I arrange for electronic payment deposits with my financial institution?
You must complete the Direct deposit Authorization Form and return by mail to help ensure no disruption in your payments. A copy of a voided check must accompany submission of this Form. We recommend that you contact your financial institution and ask about their policies and procedures for ACH payments and remittance notification.

What are the benefits of Electronic Payments?
It's Easy - Receiving your payments electronically eliminates check handling and manual deposits. The money is credited directly to your account, ready for you to use. There are no additional steps for handling the payment (like mail rooms, the post office, etc.) where checks can be misdirected or lost.

It's Fast - With Electronic Payments, payments go directly to your account.

It's More Secure than Checks - Electronic Payments uses the Automated Clearing Housing ("ACH") network - the same system your bank uses to handle certain transactions with other banks. When electronic payments are credited to your bank account, the funds become immediately available.

When will the Foley Housing Authority (FHA) begin making my electronic payments by direct deposit to my bank account?
We began using the direct deposit method in August of 2009. We have had great success with it. Effective April 1st, 2011 we anticipate utilizing the electronic payments system for all Section 8 Landlords.

How long does the electronic payment direct deposit authorization process take?
Depending on when the Direct Deposit Authorization Form is received by our office, electronic payments may commence as early as the next regular payment cycle.

What information will I receive regarding electronic payments made to me? How will I receive this information?
Electronic payments will be electronically posted to your bank account. You will need to set up your 'User Account' under the 'Landlord' tab.  This will allow you to check direct deposits made into your account at your convenience.  The information will be itemized to reflect the amount deposited for each tenant. In the future we will implement our e-mail based notification system at which time you will be notified by receiving an e-mail.  Therefore, it is important to update us with any changes regarding your e-mail account.  

What do I need to do if I wish to change the bank or account where funds are to be deposited?
If you plan to change the bank or account where funds are deposited, you must complete a new Direct Deposit Authorization Form, allowing 30 days to process the change. It must be completed in the same manner as when payments were initially set up. You are responsible for ensuring that your bank account information is accurate.

What if I don't currently have a bank account or do not want an electronic payment to my bank account?
If you do not have a bank account, you may be interested in requesting information about various account options being made available by your local banking institution.

Can I have more than one Direct Deposit Account?
No, you may only have one account per owner.

How can I get a copy of your current Utility Allowances and Payment Standards?
You can click on the link at the bottom of the Landlord tab.