Housing Choice Voucher

What is Housing Choice Voucher?

The Housing Assistance Payments Program, better known as Housing Choice Voucher Program, assist low income families in paying their rent for units they may otherwise be unable to afford. The family selects a unit of their choice. This unit must meet and pass our housing quality standards (HQS) to be eligible for the program. We current have a baseline of 3917. Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program once the family is determined eligible the family is issued a voucher to locate housing on the private market. There is no limit on what the owner can ask for rent as long as the rent is reasonable for the area. The unit must fall within the reasonable range by unit type, bedroom size, location, amenities, facilities and utilities provided. The Housing Choice Voucher Program will pay the Housing Voucher Subsidy this consist of payment standard minus 30% of the family's income. The family will pay any additional rent over the Housing Voucher Subsidy as long as it does not exceed more than 40% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent and utilities.

 

How do I apply?

A person may apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program when the waitlist is open. Our waiting list has five preferences.

  1. Victims of Domestic Violence
  2. Veterans
  3. Elderly (62 or older)
  4. Disabled (Proof of disability may be required)
  5. Homeless (A Letter from a Gateway Shelter)

All families who do not fall into one of the preferences listed above are then placed on their waiting list by date and time. If applicant has changes in their status all changes must be completed in writing.

 

 

Income Limits FY 2014

Household Size

Income no greater than

1 Person

21,100

2 Person

24,100

3 Person

27,100

4 Person

30,100

5 Person

32,550

6 Person

34,950

7 Person

37,350

8 Person

39,750

 

Payment Standards Effective 1/2014

1 Bedroom $507.00

2 Bedroom $664.00

3 Bedroom $889.00

4 Bedroom $996.00

5 Bedroom $1146.00

6 Bedroom $1295.00

 

 

The Housing Choice Voucher Staff consist of:

Elaine Letton, V.P. of Programs

Beverly Christman, HCV Coordinator

Nancy Ackley, HCV Compliance Specialist

Bobbi Bailey, HCV Specialist

Tasha Boyd, HCV Specialist

Derrick Carter, HCV Inspector

Debbie Crawford, Compliance Specialist I

Annie Roper, Housing Specialist

Mark Hickman, HCV Inspector

Kenny McClodden, HCV Inspector

Tonya Townsend, HCV Specialist

Terri Sola, HCV Specialist

Betty Robinson, HCV Clerk

Dequita Simpson, HCV Rent Reasonablness Coordinator

Tyrone Searcy, HCV Inspector

Regina Smith, HCV Specialist

Charles Stoll, HCV Inspector

Angeline Vaughan, HCV Specialist

Kindra Wood, HCV Team Leader