Program & Procedures
Program & Procedures - HCV
Welcome to DBHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. This tenant-based program assists low income families in locating safe, decent, and affordable housing in the private market by offering assistance payments directly to the owner on behalf of the family. The subsidy remains with the family; it is not attached to the dwelling unit. The amount of subsidy is based on the family’s income and household composition.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to achieve four major objectives:
- To provide improved living conditions for low and very low-income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level;
- To promote freedom of housing choice and integrate lower income and minority families into mainstream society;
- To provide decent, safe, and affordable housing for eligible participants; and
- To provide an incentive to private property owners to rent to lower income families by offering timely assistance payments.
The landlord plays a key role in meeting the objectives of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This page explains the landlord, the tenant and DBHA’s role in making the Housing Choice Voucher Program successful.
DBHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program allows low-income families to rent quality housing in the private market via federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through the HCV Program, DBHA pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the landlord. Families can use their vouchers to rent a house or apartment in the private market throughout the city of Daytona Beach, and parts of Volusia County. Because there are more families who need rental assistance than there are funds available, DBHA uses a waiting list to administer the program to eligible families.
DBHA has and will continue to take steps to ensure that every unit in the HCV Program meets Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and are inspected in a timely manner. Our guideline requires owners or their representatives to be present at their annual inspection appointments. The January 2016 guideline states that any re-inspection for annual inspections, that results in “inconclusive” or “no-show” will result in a failed inspection and may cause the unit to go into abatement.