Housing Choice Vouchers Can End Homelessness

Targeting Non-Elderly People with Disabilities

Housing Choice Vouchers Can End HomelessnessOver the past decades, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded almost 55,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) specifically targeted to non-elderly people with disabilities to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the nation.

Given the high number of people who experience homelessness and also have disabilities, these vouchers (referred to as NED vouchers) represent a key tool in a community’s efforts to end homelessness.

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) has developed a new brief, Housing Choice Vouchers Targeted to Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities – Another Tool to Help End Homelessness, which provides detailed information about these special purpose vouchers, as well as strategies for engaging PHAs in using these vouchers for homeless persons and as part of a community-wide strategy to address chronic homelessness.

TAC has also developed an accompanying presentation illustrating how different types of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list preferences work when applied by PHAs.

Click here to view the brief.

Click here for the presentation.