What are housing choice vouchers (HCV)?
The housing choice voucher program is a way for the federal government to provide assistance for low- and very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.  Participants are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Housing choice vouchers for Davidson County are administered locally by Lexington Housing Authority (LHA). LHA receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

What are project-based vouchers (PBV)?

The project-based voucher (PBV) program is also a part of the HCV program. It helps pay for rent in privately owned rental housing, but only in specific privately owned buildings or units. That means that if you receive a project-based voucher, you will be assigned a unit to live in. LHA’s PBV participants can apply for residence at Pleasant Village, Caple Commons and Harmony Court in Lexington.  Participants in the project-based voucher program, after one year, are able to convert to a tenant-based voucher. This process is called Choice Mobility; a tenant-based voucher must be available.

PAYMENT STANDARDS (Effective December 1, 2019) (110%)

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INCOME LIMITS FOR SECTION 8 (Effective April 1, 2020)

ANNUAL INCOME$20,800$23,750$26,700$29,650$32,050$34,400$36,800$39,150