Housing Choice Voucher
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a national rental assistance program funded by HUD. The purpose of the program is to assist low and moderate-income families to rent housing in the private market by paying a portion of the family’s rent each month. The program allows families to access a broader range of quality housing options – options that they might not otherwise be able to afford.
Families can rent single-family homes, apartments, townhomes, mobile homes and/or condominiums. The unit must pass a housing inspection before any subsidy can be paid. Once the unit passes inspection and rent reasonableness guidelines are met, the family pays between 30-40 % of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities. The housing authority pays the difference directly to the property owner. Each family is assigned a Case Specialist, based on the last name of the family. This Case Specialist is responsible for file maintenance and reviewing any changes the family may have while they are on the program. HCV offices are located in the Denton Housing Authority Administration Building located at 1225 Wilson Street, Denton, TX 76205.
The Homeownership Program is also administered through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Homeownership Program is available to current rental voucher participants who have been on the program for at least one year to use their assistance to own, rather than rent. The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) would be used as a mortgage payment for a period of up to 15 years if the primary mortgage is 20 years or greater, or 10 years in all other cases. In addition, the program requires homebuyer education, credit counseling and other services to help voucher families navigate the process of home buying and realize the American Dream of homeownership.
The family must be a first time homebuyer and meet program eligibility requirements such as income, employment (except disabled or elderly families), and attend pre-homeownership and post-homeownership education classes.
Mainstream vouchers assist non-elderly persons ages 18 to 61 who have disabilities. While they serve a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.
HCV application for housing is closed until further notice.
Applications for Pecan Place for 62 years and older are available here. Heritage Oaks applicants must contact Heritage Oaks directly at 940-383-1506 for an application.
If you are already a Participant of our HCV Program, you may use the forms listed below as needed.
The forms and documents listed below may be used by landlords as needed.
The forms and documents listed below may be used by applicants and participants as needed.