Under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), a participating household receives a voucher and must find a qualifying rental unit owned by a landlord willing to rent to them. The household share of the rent is determined by a formula, and the housing authority then pays the landlord directly for the difference between the household's rental share and the market rent. The housing unit must pass a housing inspection to assure PMHA it is safe and sanitary and must have a reasonable rent for the housing market.
There is a waiting list for assistance under the HCV Program, and currently PMHA is not accepting applications for assistance for this program. Other affordable housing programs operated by PMHA are accepting applications.