The property owner, the HCV family and the OPHA have a triune relationship which gives a low-income family the opportunity to rent a unit that would typically be unaffordable to the family due to income constraints.
The OPHA and the HCV family enter into an agreement and a Housing Choice Voucher is issued to the family which allows the family to search for a suitable unit.
The HCV family finds a unit, and enters into a lease agreement with the property owner. HCV participants are under the same lease obligations as non-assisted families.
The property owner and the OPHA enter into a Housing Assistance Payments Contract providing an OPHA rent subsidy for the HCV family.
For more information, contact:
Manager of Housing Choice Voucher Program
(708) 386-9322, Ext. 135