Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as Section 8, is a federally funded program which helps families pay their rent. Families pay approximately 30 to 40 percent of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and the HCVP pays the remaining balance directly to the landlord. Families are able to select a unit of their choice in the private rental market.
BHA has taken an active interest in educating partipicant families and property owners in areas relating to tenant and landlord relations. Periodic seminars are scheduled on such topics.
The HCV department's success in managing a rapidly growing program earned the housing authority high marks from HUD's annual Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) evaluation. Currently, the BHA administers over 1300 Housing Choice Vouchers and contributes over $7,000,000 toward rental assistance in Monroe County each year.
The BHA only accepts applications for a few days each year due to the length of the waiting list. Continue checking this web site and the Herald Times for announcements when applications will be taken. The waiting list for the HCV Program is six months to one year, or longer. There are approximately 500 families on the waiting list currently. Each month, approximately 20-25 of those families receive new vouchers, which become available as a result of client turnover in the program.
For more information on the HCV Program waiting list, click here.