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Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV/PBV Section 8)

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Effective 07/01/21 the Administrative Fee for the Tallahassee Housing Authority (FL073) will change. Therefore, we will bill and pay PHAs using the CY 2021 Administration Fee Rates Table based on HUD's recent notice.

If we are the Initial PHA, we will compare and pay your agency the LESSER of 80% of 82% of our Administration Fee or 82% of your Admin Fee.

Our Admin Fee is $67.82 x 80% = $54.26 x 82% = $44.49

If we are the Receiving PHA, our Administration Fee Rate is $67.82 x 82% = $55.61. Your agency will be billed the LESSER of the 80% of 82% of your Administration Fee or 82% of our Admin Fee.

This change is based on HUD's current CY 2021 Administrative Fee Rates and is in accordance with the updated national proration rate of 82% for CY 2021 billing.

NOTICE: On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a series of temporary waivers and alternative methods due to COVID-19 that Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) has adopted. These temporary waivers will allow THA to limit contact with residents and participants and to continue housing families and keeping families in their homes.

Click here to read about available temporary waivers.

Housing Choice Vouchers are issued and administered locally by Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance for very-low and low-income households. Rental assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual participants to private landlords. Program participants are responsible for choosing the type of housing they feel best suits their household. They can select a single-family home, townhouse, or apartment.

Once the participant has chosen their housing unit and the landlord is willing to accept the housing voucher towards the payment of rent, the housing authority will inspect it to assure that it meets the federal minimum housing quality standards and any local building codes. All rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by THA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount by the program.

THA currently has an allocation of 2,398 vouchers, which includes 234 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and 110 Mainstream Vouchers.