The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal program administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA). In Whitman County, the Community Action Center administers the program.
Advantages for Owners and Property Mangers: Owners and property managers who choose to participate in this program are able to fill vacancies quickly. The Housing Choice Voucher Program makes housing assistance payments directly to the property manager. Property managers retain full responsibility for screening and choosing renters, enforcing leases, and maintaining rental properties.
Eligible Rent Levels: Generally, rent and utilities for a unit must be within the Fair Market Rent limits for Whitman County. The Fair Market Rent is the rent plus utilities, except for telephone and cable television.
A participating family will pay at least 30% but not over 40% of their adjusted annual income for their rent and utilities, upon move in. This percentage can fluctuate any time after initial move in. The Housing Choice Voucher Program pays the balance of their rent to the owner or manager of the unit.