Housing Choice Voucher
One of the goals of HACW is to increase the housing choices for the citizens of Wake County. In accomplishing this, we have the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program also often referred to as Section 8. The HCV Program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very 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. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety as determined by the HACW. Listed below are some special program vouchers depending on a family’s eligibility:
- Family Unification Program - The purpose of the program is to promote family unification by providing housing assistance to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the separation, or the threat of imminent separation of children from their families.
- Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities – Rental assistance is provided along with supportive services to enable very low-income households consisting of adults with disabilities to rent affordable private housing of their choice. These persons also receive assistance in locating suitable accessible housing on the private market.
- Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) – This program combines HUD HCV rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by Veterans Affairs at its medical centers and in the community.