Converting Tenant Based Vouchers


Audio | October 24, 2007

HUD recently finalized the rule for project basing housing vouchers. Under a law passed in 1998 and reformed in 2000, Public Housing Agencies (PHA) can convert up to 20 percent of their tenant-based voucher programs (Section 8 or Housing Choice Vouchers) for project-based vouchers. This audio conference focused on how communities can take advantage of new rules about converting tenant-based housing vouchers into project based vouchers. Many communities have used this method to create supportive housing for homeless families and individuals.  Jim Yates from the Technical Assistance Collaborative provided a brief overview of project-basing with specific examples.  Debbie Thiele from the King County (Washington) Housing Authority described the role of Public Housing Authorities and how homeless assistance providers can partner with their local Housing Authority.