Housing Choice Vouchers List


Family Unification Vouchers
Enables families to rent affordable housing for whom the lack of affordable housing is a primary factor in, (1) the separation of children from their families or (2) in the prevention of reunifying the children with their families. Enables eligible youths (for a period not to exceed 36 months) who have attained at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age and who have left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social Security Act, and is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older.

Homeownership Vouchers
Enables very low income families to purchase a home.

HUD-VASH Vouchers
Provides a combination of HUD rental assistance and VA case management services for very-low income homeless veterans.

Mainstream Vouchers
Mainstream vouchers provide funding to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities.

Project Based Vouchers
Encourages property owners to construct, rehabilitate, or make available existing housing units to lease to very low income families.

Tenant Based Vouchers
Enables low income families to lease safe, decent, and affordable privately owned and rental housing.

Tenant Protection Vouchers
Provided to protect HUD-assisted families from hardship resulting from a variety of actions that occur in HUD’s Public Housing and Multifamily Housing portfolios. In addition to assisting individual families, in many cases Tenant Protection Vouchers mitigate the loss of HUD-assisted housing units in the community because these Tenant Protection Vouchers become part of the PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher program and may be reissued to families on the PHA’s waiting list upon turnover.

Vouchers for Persons with Disabilities
Enables very low income families with disabilities to lease affordable private housing.

Witness Relocation Vouchers
Provides rental assistance for the relocation of witnesses in connection with efforts to combat violent crimes that occur in and around public, Indian, and other HUD-assisted housing.


Family Self-sufficiency
Promotes the development of local strategies to enable families in the housing choice voucher program to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP)
Measures the performance of local PHAs that administer the housing choice voucher program.