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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Annual Recertification is now available online via the secure Tenant Portal for HCV program participants. If interested, please reach out to your caseworker for more information.

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federal government program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, allowing participants to identify housing in the private market.

The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and where the landlord is willing to accept the voucher payment. Housing Choice Vouchers are administered locally by the Housing Authority of Darlington (HAD). HAD receives federal funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the public housing authority (PHA).

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by HAD on behalf of the participating family. HAD currently has an allocation of 93 vouchers. The HCV program administrative plan establishes guidelines for applicant eligibility and continued rental assistance.

To view our HCV Administrative Plan, please contact our office at 843.393.0436.

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