Housing Choice Vouchers

What are Housing Choice Vouchers?

Administered through the federal government, the program provides housing choice vouchers to participants, with a specific focus on seniors, to rent housing outside of subsidized housing projects. Housing choice vouchers allow seniors to choose housing, while meeting affordability needs. Within Chester County, the Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered locally by The Housing Authority of the County of Chester (HACC).

Approaches Met

Develop housing options for seniors to age-in-community

Housing choice vouchers help to subsidize affordable housing options within the community.

Create a range of price options for housing

Housing choice vouchers help to create affordable housing options.

Make it Happen

Municipalities can work to educate landlords about accepting housing choice vouchers and seniors in using vouchers.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Practice

Phoenixville, PA

Phoenixville has seen strong economic growth in recent years, which has resulted in raising housing prices. To address this issue the municipality created an Affordable Housing Task Force. The task force created recommendations and seeks to work with smaller landlords to assist them to understanding housing choice vouchers.

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