Families with vouchers find a home they would like to live in.
Neither VHDA or our office tell families with vouchers where they have to live.
Landlords and tenants find a match.
An inspection of the property takes place to ensure that voucher holders will live in a safe, quality environment.
If a landlord agrees to participate in the program, they are strongly encouraged by VHDA and our office to go through the same qualification and screening processes they would for non-voucher holder families.
Lease agreements are signed by the landlord and family.
Rents are paid by VHDA and families who hold vouchers.
Rent charged by the landlord must be considered reasonable when compared to other similar unassisted units.
Utility allowances are used to estimate the cost of tenant-paid utilities and vary based upon the type of housing that is selected.
A Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is paid by VHDA directly to the landlord.
The family pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount paid by the voucher program.