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LIMITATIONS OF HOUSING VOUCHERS

The federal Housing Choice Voucher Program helps to address the housing needs of the extremely low-income households. It gives the recipients the freedom to choose the kind of housing and the location that best meets their needs. However, the

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HOUSING VOUCHERS

Federal housing assistance programs started during the Great Depression to address the country’s housing crisis. In the 1960s and 1970s, the federal government created subsidy programs to increase the production of low-income housing and to help families pay their rent.

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GOVERNMENT HELP FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, through its Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity ensures that all persons or families, regardless of their race, religion, national origin, gender, or disability, has access to the housing of their choice.

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GOVERNMENT-ASSISTED HOUSING

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The participants are able to select their own housing from among single-family homes, townhouses,or apartments.

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FACTS ABOUT HOUSING VOUCHERS

Rental vouchers -- how do they function?

The Housing Choice voucher program places the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. A very low-income family who has been selected by the HA to participate is encouraged to consider several housing choices to secure the best rental housing for its needs.

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