This federal program provides rent subsidies for very low income people who find their own housing in private homes and apartment buildings. MSHDA administers approximately 24,000 Housing Choice Vouchers. Renters can find more information in our “Guidelines for Tenants” brochure. Landlords can find more information in our “Landlord Guidelines” brochure.
For tips on what to look for in a rental unit, refer to the brochure “A Good Place to Live.”
HUD regulations encourage applicants with Housing Choice Vouchers to look for housing outside of concentrated areas, maps are available to identify those areas.
Please see the HCV Waiting List Information page for information on waiting lists, applying, and the current status (open or closed) for each list.
Participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program may qualify for other opportunities such as the Family Self-Sufficiency and Homeownership Programs.
The Housing Voucher Programs Administrative Plan can be viewed here: Administrative Plan
To apply for a project-based voucher (subsidized housing at specified developments within the state) for homeless persons with special needs, veterans, elderly, and domestic violence survivors, please contact the housing agent listed for the specific development you wish to live at for more information. Developments and agent contacts are available in the Project-based Voucher Developments List.
The HUD VASH Program is for homeless veterans. It combines the HUD Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance with case management services from a VA Medical Center. View the following page for more information: HUD VASH Vouchers