HHA’s public housing program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

To provide improved living conditions for very low and low-income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level;

To operate a socially and fiscally sound public housing agency that provides drug-free, decent, safe, and sanitary housing with a suitable living environment for residents and their families;

To lawfully deny the admission of applicants or the continued occupancy of residents whose habits and practices reasonably may be expected to:

  • Adversely affect the health, safety, comfort or welfare of other residents;
  • Adversely affect the physical environment of the neighborhood; or
  • Create a danger to HHA employees or other persons.

About the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

This is a program in which the HHA will provide rental assistance to low-income families for rentals in the private market 

The program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

Funds for this program come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

In a HCV program the HHA will enter into a contract with the owner of private rental property, and the HHA will make payments to the owner for units leased to eligible families.

The goals of this program include:

  • Promoting freedom of housing choice for lower-income families
  • Promoting improved living conditions for lower-income families
  • Providing an incentive to private owners to rent to lower-income families