Project-Based Vouchers

The Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program is part of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  These vouchers provide rental assistance for specific apartments.  The tenant must live in the building to receive assistance.  Residents pay 30% of their income toward rent and utilities.  Some developments give a preference in selection to households where one or more family members have a special need or meet additional criteria.  You can learn more about these PBV properties and related preferences by clicking the "Projects" link to the left.  

Due to the nature of preferences some applications must be made at the property.  All applicants are placed on a waiting list.  The owner determines who they select from the waiting list and once the determination has been made they forward their selection to the Housing Authority to determine if they are eligible.

The Project-Based Voucher subsidy remains with the unit.  When leasing up, a one-year lease is required.  After the first year, a tenant may request to move with continued assistance.  A Housing Choice Voucher will be provided when available. 

Project-Based Voucher waiting lists may be closed due to the length of the waiting list in comparison to the unit turn over.  When a waiting list is opened, local support agencies will be contacted. 

Each property has one or more preferences, which are provided in the property description. 

The definition of an elderly preferences: 

A family whose head of household, spouse or co-head is 62 years of age or older.  

The definition of a disabled preference: 

A family whose head of household, spouse or co-head is disabled.   

The definition of a family preference: 

A family with minor dependents. A dependent is a family member who is under 18 years of age or a person of any age who is a person with a disability or a full-time student, except that the following persons can never be dependents: the head of household, spouse, co-head, foster children/adults and live-in aides.

When applying for these properties the applicants must meet certain low-income guidelines, have a criminal background that is free of certain type of offenses depending on the owner’s tenant selection criteria, and at least one family member must be a United States citizen, refugee or have asylee status.  Please reach out to the property directly if you have additional questions.