SHA offers the following rental assistance programs:
Public Housing are HUD-subsidized apartment units and properties with rental assistance that is 'attached' to the unit. Rent paid by the tenant is based on the income of the household.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
- Tenant Based
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV or Section 8)
This is a 'portable' voucher which can be used with any property that meets HUD Housing Quality Standards. After the initial 12 month lease, the tenant may be able move to another location. Rent paid by the client is based on household income. The Section 8 waiting list runs on a lottery-based system and is currently closed; if you applied during June 1, 2011 to June 17, 2011, please visit the Lottery page for more information.
- Tenant Based Section 8
After at least 12 months of assistance with a tenannt based voucher, qualified households may be eligible to use their voucher to assist with mortgage payments. Rent paid by the client is based on household income.
- Project Based
These vouchers are assigned to specific addresses. If a tenant chooses to move, the assistance remains at that specific address. Rent paid by the client is based on household income. Project Based Voucher waiting lists are specific to the properties where the vouchers are assigned.