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The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) administers three subsidized housing programs, with a separate waiting list for each program. Rental assistance is provided to low income families through each housing program and the assistance is based on household income.

Types of Housing Program Waiting Lists:

1. Public Housing
The Public Housing program consists of fifty-two apartment communities in Washington, DC that are managed and maintained by DCHA

2. Housing Choice Voucher--Tenant Based Vouchers (Formerly known as the Section 8 Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Tenant Based Program (HCVP) provides rental assistance to eligible families obtaining housing from private landlords. A voucher allows you to identify where you would like to live. Once a voucher is issued, a voucher holder can live in any locality in the United States that has a Housing Choice Voucher Tenant Based Program (HCVP). Tenant Based units are managed and maintained by HCVP landlords

3. Housing Choice Voucher Moderate Rehabilitation--Project Based Vouchers (Formerly known as the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program)
The Housing Choice Voucher Moderate Rehabilitation Program includes apartment communities throughout Washington, DC that are managed by individual landlords. The assistance provided is called “Project-Based” or “Unit-Based”. This means that the assistance provided to pay rent is only for the unit in which a family lives. Unlike a Housing Choice Voucher Program “Tenant Based” voucher, the assistance provided through the Moderate Rehabilitation Program cannot be transferred to another unit.

Last modified: 8/20/2010 8:54:18 AM