Leased Housing Programs/HCV (Section 8)
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2018 SFHA WILL NO LONGER BE ABSORBING INCOMING PORTABLE FAMILIES
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded, locally administered program that assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Eligibility for this program is based on a family’s gross annual income and family size. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the SFHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program which generally does not exceed 40 percent of their adjusted monthly income. HCV participants must comply with all program requirements, including completing their annual certification, accommodating Housing Quality Standards inspections, allowing property owners to make any needed repairs, and adhering to the terms of their lease.