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Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting 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.
A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice. Units must pass Housing Quality Standard Inspection and conform to rent requirements to be accepted on the program. 
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the local housing agency on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. 

The Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List is currently closed.  No new applications are being accepted at this time. Applicants who are already on the waiting list may access a waiting list inquiry form to confirm their status. This form should also be used to inform the office of every change in address regardless of time frame. The form must be mailed to the office. Please be advised that this form may only be submitted once every six months for status inquiries. In the event the waiting list becomes open to new applicants, it will be advertised on this website and in local newspapers.