Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federally funded rental assistance program for low-income families, the elderly, and disabled. Formerly known as the Section 8, the HCV Program provides eligible families an opportunity to broaden their housing options in the private rental market. Prospective residents may enter into a lease agreement with landlords for at least one year after the unit has passed the program’s housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments based on the Housing Urban Development requirements and guideline. Lease agreements must be in accordance with all provisions of the HUD prescribed tenancy addendum. A resident will pay a 30% of his income not to exceed 40% of its adjusted monthly income during initial lease up to the landlord. The City of New Roads will pay the remainder subsidy directly to the landlord. The Housing Authority New Roads (HANR) also administers Project-Based Voucher rental assistance where the rental assistance is tied to a specific unit in designated properties.

Program Eligibility

Applicants to the HCV Program must meet a number of requirements detailed in the City of New Roads HCV Administrative Plan such as the following but not limited too:

  • Currently on the HCV program waiting list
  • Meet income limits specified by HUD and the PHA
  • Pass a criminal background screening
  • Not owe any funds to HANR and/or any other Federal Programs

The HCV waiting lists (project-based and tenant-based) are currently closed. HANR will publish a notice in the local newspaper of general circulation, minority media, and other suitable media outlets that City of New Roads Housing Choice Voucher Program is reopening the waiting list.

Applying to the HCV Program

When the HCV waiting list open, it will be advertised in the established local journal, website, and/or local social services agencies prior to opening date. Application will be available online. Waiting list will stay open for a specified number on days determine by the needs of the PHA. Applicant has from initial opening to close date to submit applications. All applicants who submit an application during the time will receive a notice acknowledging receipt/eligibility status with 60 days.

Reasonable Accommodations

If you or a member of your household is disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in a program please contact the office @ (225) 638-8940.

HCV Payment Standards