The PHA administers the HCV program under contract with HUD and has the following major responsibilities;

  • Establish local policies to administer the program;
  • Review applications from interested applicants to determine whether they are eligible for the program;
  • Maintain a waiting list and select families from admission;
  • Issue vouchers to eligible families and provide information on how to lease a unit;
  • conduct outreach to owners, with special attention to owners outside areas of poverty or minority concentration;
  • Approve the rental unit (including assuring compliance with housing quality standards and rent reasonableness), the owner, and the tenancy;
  • Make housing assistance payments to the owner in a timely manner;
  • Recertify families for continued eligibility under the program;
  • Ensure that owners and families comply with their contractual obligations;
  • Provide families and owners with prompt, professional service;
  • Comply with all fair housing and equal opportunity requirements, HUD regulations and requirements, the Annual Contributions Contract, HUD-approved applications for funding, the PHA's administrative plan, and other applicable federal, state and local laws.