Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program
- The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) 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.
- To cover the cost of the program, HUD provides funds to allow Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to make Housing Assistance Payments (HAPs) on behalf of the families. HUD also pays the PHA a fee for the costs of administering the program (Administrative Fees).
MVPHA has been awarded a total of 1,627 vouchers as follows:
- 1,415 Conventional HCV Vouchers.
- 55 HUD-VASH Vouchers: The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HCV rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
- 40 FUP Vouchers: The Family Unification Program (FUP) enables families to rent affordable housing for whom the lack of affordable housing is a primary factor in the separation of children from their families or in the prevention of reunifying the children with their families.
- 100 NED Vouchers: Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) vouchers enable non-elderly disabled families to lease affordable private housing of their choice. These vouchers also assist persons with disabilities who often face difficulties in locating suitable and accessible housing.
- 17 Homeownership Vouchers: The vouchers enable low income families to purchase a home after successfully completing the requirements of the Family Self Sufficiency Program.