The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) administers several rent assistance voucher programs including the Housing Choice Voucher (formally Section 8), which is the largest program. Other voucher programs include: Regional Long-Term Rent Assistance (RLRA), Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream, Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV), and Foster Youth to Independence (FYI). Voucher tenants rent with eligible landlords in Washington County.
Current Voucher Schedules
Voucher Payment Standards by bedroom size:
Affordable vs. Market payment standards depend on if the landlord or property receives public funding to supplement rents. An example of an Affordable building would be a tax credit property or one owned by the housing authority.
Households are eligible for a specific voucher size based on their household composition or an approved reasonable accommodation. If a household rents a unit smaller than their eligible size, they will utilize the payment standard for the lower unit. If a household rents a unit larger than their eligible size, the payment standard would cap at their eligible size.
HUD Published Fair Market Rent
Utility Estimates effective October 1, 2023
Effective 10/1/23 for New Admissions, Unit Change, and Port Move-in. Effective 12/1/23 for all other actions.
HUD Income Limits
Set by HUD to determine household eligibility based on income (Effective 5/15/2023).