2016 Voucher Funding Prospects

Funding Implications – Outlook for the Future
March 11th NJ Voucher Webinar

Funding Housing Choice Vouchers in FY 2016On February 26, 2015, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) held a webinar on the budget outlook for vouchers in FY16 and the implications for voucher utilization.

This webinar may be of special interest to public housing authorities (PHAs) who are planning for next year.

A key policy priority for eending homelessness is providing sufficient funding to renew all Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) in use in 2015 and including in the FY 2016 appropriations an additional $512 million for 67,000-targeted vouchers to restore the vouchers lost to sequestration

These new vouchers should be targeted to vulnerable populations including homeless families, veterans who are unable to receive HUD-VASH vouchers, victims of domestic and dating violence, and Family Unification Program families

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monarch Housing Associates and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network) will host a webinar, “Funding House Choice Vouchers in FY 2016.”

Specifically, the President’s budget proposal restores the remaining 67,000 vouchers lost nationally to sequestration.

The specific targets for the 30,000 vouchers to vulnerable groups are:

  • 22,500 vouchers to homeless families, veterans who are unable to receive HUD-VASH vouchers, victims of domestic and dating violence, and Native Americans.
  • 2,600 Family Unification Program vouchers.
  • 4,900 vouchers to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, as defined by the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013, who require an emergency transfer.

Click here for the February 26 webinar slides.

Click here for state fact sheets and local PHA voucher data.

Click here to register for the March 11 webinar.