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HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

 

The HCV program (Section 8) offers mobility to eligible families because they may search for housing anywhere in the MHA's jurisdiction and may also be eligible to move under portability to another PHA's jurisdiction.

When a family is determined to be eligible for the program and funding is available, the MHA issues the qualified family a voucher.  When the family finds a suitable housing unit, the MHA will enter into a contract with the owner and the family will enter into a lease with the owner.  Each party makes their respective payment to the owner so that owner receives full rent.

For the HCV program to work and be successful, all parties involved-HUD, MHA, the owner, and the family- have important roles to play. The roles and responsibilities of all parties are defined in federal regulations and in legal documents the parties execute to participate in the program.

Admission requirements include meeting HUD income limits and background checks for criminal and prior landlord history.



EMAIL SECTION 8 DEPARTMENT

 

 

Miami Housing Authority

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