Choice Vouchers; What are they and How do they Work?
The PHA determines a payment standard that is the amount generally needed to rent a moderately-priced dwelling unit in the local housing market and that is used to calculate the amount of housing assistance a family will receive. However, the payment standard does not limit and does not affect the amount of rent a landlord may charge or the family may pay. A family that receives a housing voucher can select a unit with a rent that is below or above the payment standard. The housing voucher family must pay 30% of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities, and if the unit rent is greater than the payment standard the family is required to pay the additional amount. By law, whenever a family moves to a new unit where the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family may not pay more than 40 percent of its adjusted monthly income for rent.
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.
During this webinar, Paul will discuss all requirements for choice vouchers in detail.
- What are Housing Choice Vouchers?
- Who is eligible
- Local Preferences and waiting lists
- How to vouchers function
- The rent subsidy
- Landlord and tenant obligations
- Housing Authority Obligations
- HUD's Role
- What regulations cover this program
- Program overview
- Organizational Structure
Who Should Attend
- Property managers
- Compliance staff
- Housing Authorities