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).
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 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.
Find Out More
- About the Housing Choice Vouchers Program, US Department of Housing and Urban Development Information and overview on the housing choice vouchers program.
- HACC Housing Choice Voucher Program Information and application for housing choice vouchers.