Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Owner Incentive Fee Payments

In an effort to retain and increase landlord participation in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, MSHDA is making available HCV program administrative fees to provide a one-time incentive fee payment of $100 per unit to owners of rental properties for making decent, safe, and sanitary units available for rent for HCV program participants while stay-at-home orders and/or social distancing practices are in place.  The incentive fee payment will be paid to owners that qualify within 90 days from the move-in date and will be identified on the payment information detail as “incentive fee”.

The incentive fee payment applies to MSHDA approved move-in dates between October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  MSHDA will evaluate the status of administrative fees prior to June 30, 2021 and at its discretion may elect to extend the incentive fee through December 31, 2021.  NOTE:  The incentive fee payment does not apply to rental units assisted under a MSHDA Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract.