There are three forms of rental assistance listed on the website of the the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD programs include privately owned subsidized housing, pubic housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). With the Housing Choice Voucher Program allows renters to find their own place and use a voucher to pay for part, or all' of the rent.
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Rental Assistance Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides financial housing assistance to eligible low-income families based upon income. The amount the family pays for rent and utilities will generally not exceed 30% of income. Family income must be within HUD guidelines for household size in order to qualify. Owners of rental apartments must comply with HUD program requirements. The rent for the apartment must be reasonable and apartments must pass the HUD Housing Quality Standards. The Livonia Housing Commission currently assists approximately 800 families. More information may be obtained through the HUD web site at www.hud.gov. Search: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Information on the application process for the Housing Choice Voucher on the website of the City of Livonia.
Written by Christine Nyholm