This program allows households to find their own rental units within U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) guidelines. The household’s rent is subsidized based on their income.
When an applicant is pulled from the wait list and determined eligible, they will receive a voucher to choose a unit to rent. Once all inspections and contracts are signed, a client will be responsible for paying 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards their rent and utilities. If there is no income in the household, they will be responsible for a minimum of $50 per month. HUD will pay the difference.
Applicants must meet the income criteria of 50% area median income, which means that the household's income meets half of what HUD has determined annually as the median income for each county or region.