Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Public Housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families.
Project Based Voucher (PBV) Program-Tax Credit
In 1998, the Congress added a new provision to the Section 8 voucher program, allowing PHAs to take a portion of their voucher budget authority and “project-base” that authority.1 The PBV Program, as it became known, would allow PHAs to sponsor or promote the development of certain “hard” units of low-income housing.
The Multi Family Section 8 New Construction Program was authorized by Congress in 1974 and developed by HUD to provide rental subsidies for eligible tenant families (including single persons) residing in newly constructed, rehabilitated and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects.
Housing Choice Voucher-Section 8
The Housing Choice Voucher program is the Federal Government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, the disabled, and the handicapped to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.
Family Self Sufficency
Participation in the FSS program is voluntary for and is open to current Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing Program participants. The program is for participants that are unemployed or underemployed. The objective of the program is to assist these families in obtaining employment that will allow them to become self-sufficient, that is, not dependent on welfare assistance.
MERHA HCV Homeownership Program
MERHA is offering this home ownership program to MERHA’s eligible participants who are interested in purchasing their own homes.