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Section 8 Home Choice Voucher Program

                                                                                                   
Tenant Based vs Project Based Vouchers
 
TENANT BASED vs PROJECT BASED VOUCHERS

"Tenant Based Vouchers” - These Vouchers are awarded to eligible applicants and can be used anywhere within the City of Altoona. The applicant is responsible for finding an apartment and will pay 30 percent of their income in rent and utilities. The landlord must agree to meet the property standards established by HUD and agree to accept the rent determined by the Housing Authority staff. Tenants may move from the property after one year and the Voucher will move with them.

"Project Based Vouchers” - These Vouchers are assigned to a specific building. The tenant must live in the building to receive assistance.  If they move from the building, they cannot take the Voucher with them. In the City of Altoona, there are two  locations with 52 Vouchers:

  • Taylor Hotel, 1115 13th Avenue, 17 apartments.

  • Fairview School, 331 22nd Avenue, 35 apartments.

The application for Project Based Vouchers are made at the property. The owner determines who they will select and once the determination has been made they forward the application to the Housing Authority to determine if they are eligible.

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