How are Project-Based vouchers different from Housing Choice vouchers?
Under the Housing Choice Voucher program, the Portland Housing Authority (PHA) issues an eligible family a voucher and the family selects a unit of its choice that meets the program’s guidelines and starts receiving voucher assistance.

If the family moves out of the unit PHA stops paying that owner. The family can move to another approved unit and have their voucher assistance paid to their new landlord.

Under the Project-Based Voucher program, PHA enters into a housing assistance payments (HAP) contract with the owner for certain units and for a specific amount of time. Because the housing assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves from that unit does not take it with them.

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1. How do families qualify for project-based vouchers?
2. How much of the rent do vouchers cover?
3. How are Project-Based vouchers different from Housing Choice vouchers?
4. What type of contracts does the Portland Housing Authority (PHA) sign with owners under this program?