Yes you may. If you are on the HCVP waiting list you may apply for Public Housing to increase your chances for receiving housing. If Public Housing is your first offer for housing, you will be required to remain in your unit for one year before you can be admitted into the HCV program.
Who is my landlord when I use a Housing Choice Voucher? Housing Catalyst or the property owner/manager?
The property owner/manager is your landlord, please contact them for any issues with your home.
No. Finding a unit before receiving your voucher does not have any influence on when you receive your voucher, or position on the waiting list.
No, rental assistance does not expire for households living in approved homes who continue to be eligible and are in good standing with Housing Catalyst.
It is against HUD policy to charge for a Housing Choice Voucher application. However, homes made affordable through Project-based Rental Assistance (PBRA) are typically managed by private landlords, and application processes vary and PBRA landlords may charge an application fee.
No, HCV's cannot be transferred between people.
Yes, we call that portability. Housing Choice Vouchers may be transferred to another Public Housing Authority's (PHA) service area, if you have lived in your home for at least one year. However, the housing authority that covers the area you are moving to must currently be accepting vouchers, please contact that office for more information. More...
Landlord's properties are required to meet Housing Quality Standards and be decent, safe and sanitary. Housing Catalyst inspects properties before accepting them into the program.
Landlords are paid the difference between 30% of the tenant's income and the market-rate of the rental.
Housing Choice Program and Vouchers help you pay your rent in the form of vouchers that are paid directly to a private landlord.