The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV formerly Section 8) is a federally funded Housing Assistance payment program to assist families in renting affordable housing in the private market.
The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program if the landlord is willing to accept the voucher payment. The HCV program is administered locally by MHA. MHA receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the program.
The Monroe Housing Authority does not own any HCV units. Under the HCV program, once a family is determined eligible, they must follow a process to receive assistance, which includes:
Attend a briefing and receive a Voucher.
Locate a property they want to rent.
Property chosen must pass Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection.
Rent being charged by the Landlord must be reasonable and qualify within MHA’s payment standard.