Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)
The HCVP offers participants freedom of choice in finding a suitable, privately owned housing unit. Vouchers provide a tenant-based subsidy, so a participant is able to move and maintain their voucher assistance, either within Summit County or to another jurisdiction.
The HCVP is aimed at assisting very low income households (those with income at or below 30% of the area median income) with rental assistance. The household receives a housing voucher and then is able to use it at a unit that they find and are interested in renting. The unit selected must meet AMHA and HUD approved Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and reasonable rent requirements. Once housed, the participant pays a portion of their income towards rent and/or utilities and complies with income examination and HQS requirements.
AMHA also operates a site-based Mod Rehab program, a Shelter Plus Care Program, and a Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program.