A Path to a Better Life
Sometimes a family just needs a little help to give them a chance at a solid future.
The HCV Program, the nation’s largest rental assistance program, helps low-income families, the elderly and the disabled rent housing units in the private market. Each year, HCV’s help lift more than one million people nationwide out of poverty and give families the opportunity to move to safer, less poor neighborhoods.
The HCV Program offers a number of benefits to participating families, as well as communities as a whole, including:
- Reducing homelessness
- Increasing housing stability
- Reducing poverty
- Helping low-wage workers make ends meet
- Giving families access to safer neighborhoods with better schools and opportunities
- Allowing senior citizens and disabled individuals to live independently
- Reducing costs in health care and other public services
With the HCV Program, SHA pays a portion of eligible families’ rent directly to a private landlord. The family does their share and pays between 30-40% of their monthly income toward rent so that they may budget and save. Families must update their household income information to ensure their portion of the rent payment is set appropriately.
All Spokane Housing Authority offices will continue to be closed to the public until further notice as a proactive measure to decrease the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.