Housing Choice Voucher Program

Overview

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) is the Federal Government’s major program for assisting low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose housing that meets their needs such as location to schools, jobs, transportation, and shopping.

A family is issued a Housing Voucher and is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet Housing Quality Standards as determined by the FWHA. You can search for available housing via the buttons below.

FAQ's

Question: When will I be notified of my place on the waiting list?

You will be notified via the US Postal Service at the address on your application within 90 days of application to inform you of your waiting list status.

Question: If I am the first person in line, will I get a voucher before everyone else?

Answer: No. The waiting list is based on preferences. You place on the waiting list will depend on your preferences, not the order in which your application was received.

Question: How long before I get a voucher?

Answer: Due to a number of factors, we cannot give a time frame for when vouchers will be issued.

Question: Should I call the office to see when vouchers will be given out or where I am on the waiting list?

Answer: No. Due to the high volume of applicants, call will only delay the process. You will receive a letter at your address on record when we have reached your name for determining eligibility.

Question: Do I need to report changes in my address, income, preference and family compositions?

Answer: Yes. Make sure to notify DHA in writing within 10 days of your change so we can update your file with the correct information in order to determine your place on the waiting list and so we can contact you for eligibility when the time comes.

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Document Name Description File
FWHA ADMIN Plan (2016-2017) Administrative Pan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Download
FWHA FSS Action Plan (2016-2017) FSS Action Plan for the Family Self-Sufficiency program Download
FWHA Reasonable Accommodations Policy (2016-2017) HCVP Administrative Plan Attachment A Download

APPLICANT RESOURCES

Document Name Description File
Household Update Form Preference Update and Family Composition Change Form Download
HUD 92006 Supplemental and Optional Contact Information for HUD-Assisted Housing Applicants Download

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

Document Name Description File
Complaint Inspection Request Download
FWHA HCVP Voucher Extension Request 2017 Download
HAP Contract Part C Housing Assistance Payments Contract Download
Household Update Form Preference Update and Family Composition Change Form Download
HUD 9886 Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice Download
Transfer Request Form Download
FWHA HCVP Payment Standards Download
2017 HCVP Utility Allowance Duplex, Row, and Townhouse Utility Allowances Download
2017 HCVP Utility Allowance Flat, Garden, and High-Rise Utility Allowances Download
2017 HCVP Utility Allowance Single Family Unit Utility Allowances Download
HUD 92006 Supplemental and Optional Contact Information for HUD-Assisted Housing Applicants Download

LANDLORD RESOURCES

Document Name Description File
Landlord Rental Increase Request Download
Landlord Acknowledgement Letter Download
HAP Contract Part C Housing Assistance Payments Contract Download
Property Owner Participation Manual Download