The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federal program that provides rent subsidies to assist participants with their monthly rental payments. This Program ensures that its participants have a safe, decent and sanitary place to live. The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston (CHA) administers funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and distributes them in the form of Housing Choice Vouchers to eligible families and individuals. A Voucher allows participating households (tenants) to rent housing that meets their needs. The tenant pays a portion of the rent directly to the landlord. The HCV Office pays the landlord the difference between the tenant’s portion of the rent and the total rental amount.

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