Facts about Housing Choice Vouchers
The housing choice voucher program is a major federal program that helps very low-income families, the disabled and the elderly get decent, sanitary and safe private housing. This includes apartments, townhouses and single-family homes. These rental units or houses need not be in subsidized housing projects.
Assuming that the housing unit found passes the PHA’s guidelines, the housing subsidy is paid directly by the PHA to the landlord on behalf of the family. Depending on the circumstances, the housing voucher can also be used to buy a small house.
The amount for assistance will be determined by the PHA, in conjunction with the applicant and the landlord.
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