Montgomery County Housing Authority


 

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

HOUSING AUTHORITY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help families succeed in the program through prevention, intervention, and enforcement of the rules

  • Actively assist families, elderly and disabled people, and landlords participate in the program

  • Follow Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity requirements

  • Maintain the process for applications, the waiting list, and selection for the program

  • Determine who can live in the unit based on HUD regulations

  • Request and verify information about the family when they enter the program and while they are in the program

  • Inspect the unit before the family moves in, schedule an annual inspection, and schedule an inspection when there is reason to believe that the unit may be damaged

  • Determine that the rent set by the landlord is allowed by the program and is reasonable

  • Determine the amount of rent the family must pay the landlord

  • Determine the amount of rent MCHA will pay the landlord. Make those payments on time

  • Establish the utility allowance for the unit

  • Enforce the contract with the landlord. Take action if the landlord does not maintain the unit up to program standards

  • Determine whether to terminate a family from the program if they do not meet their responsibilities. Offer a way to appeal this decision

  • Offer a Family Self-Sufficiency Program to help families succeed