What are certain developments vouchers?
Certain development vouchers enable non-elderly families having
a person with disabilities, who do not currently receive housing
assistance in certain developments where owners establish preferences
for, or restrict occupancy to, elderly families, to obtain affordable
How do families apply for certain developments
Eligible families should contact the local PHA.
What type of developments are covered by certain
The specific types of developments covered under this category include:
- Section 8 new construction projects
- Section 8 substantial rehabilitation projects
- State housing agencies Section 8 projects
- Section 8 new construction projects under the Section 515 rural
- Section 8 housing assistance program for the disposition of
- Housing assisted under Section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959
- Housing financed by a loan or mortgage insured under Section
221(d)3) of the National Housing Act that bears an interest rate
determined under Section 221 (d)5)
- Housing insured, assisted, or held by the Secretary or a State
or State Agency under Section 236 of the National Housing Act.
What organizations are eligible to apply for
certain developments vouchers funding from HUD?
Public housing agencies (PHAs) authorized under state law to develop
or operate housing assistance programs may apply.
What families are eligible to apply for certain
Non-elderly families with a disabled person, who are on the waiting
list of a covered development. These non-elderly families with a
disabled person do not need to be listed on the PHAs housing
choice voucher waiting list in order to be offered and receive housing
choice voucher rental assistance. It is sufficient that these families'
names are on the waiting list for a covered development at the time
their names are provided to the PHA by the owner. Eligible participants
also include other non-elderly disabled families residing in the
community who would qualify for a one- or zero-bedroom unit. These
families must apply to the PHA and have their names placed on the
housing choice voucher program waitlist.
How does a PHA determine if a family is income
eligible for the certain developments vouchers?
The PHA compares the familys annual income (gross income)
with the HUD-established very low-income limit or low income limit
for the area. The family's gross income cannot exceed this limit.
How do families obtain an apartment once they
have a voucher?
It is the responsibility of a family to find a unit that meets their
needs. If the family finds a unit that meets the housing quality
standards, the rent is reasonable, and the unit meets other program
requirements, the PHA executes a HAP contract with the property
owner. This contract authorizes the PHA to make subsidy payments
on behalf of the family. If the family moves out of the unit, the
contract with the owner ends and the family can move with continued
assistance to another unit
How much rent do vouchers cover?
Do families have to lease a unit in the
jurisdiction where the PHA issued the voucher?
The PHA pays the owner the difference between 30 percent of family
income and PHA determined payment standard or gross rent whichever
is lower. The family may choose a unit with a higher rent than the
payment standard and pay the owner the difference.
No. A family may choose a unit anywhere in the United States where
there is a PHA that administers a tenant based voucher program. However,
the family may only use the voucher to lease a unit in an area where
the family is income eligible at admission to the program.
What regulations cover this voucher?
Regulations are found in 24
CFR Part 982.