The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
Who is Eligible?
Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined by the Housing Authority based on the total annual gross income and familly size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.
Landlords are encouraged to participate with the agency’s voucher program. There are many benefits to accepting participants with this program including: Agency portion of the rent is sent to you on the second business day of each month, direct deposit is available for this payment, the Housing Authority conducts an annual inspection of your unit, participants must comply with program regulations and their lease to maintain assistance, and federal funding received to support this program are tax dollars that return to our area and are paid to business persons who are landlords.
For more information on the Housing Choice Voucher Program visit: HUD's Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet