Housing Choice Voucher Program

Important Notice

Our HCV Program waiting list is currently closed and we are not accepting applications at this time. Our information hotline is 707-995-4649. This pre-recorded information line will be updated 10 days prior to the opening of the waiting list. Please feel free to continue to call this hotline for updates as we have no anticipated date of opening the waiting list.

Program Information

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a rental assistance program for very low income households. The purpose of the Housing Choice Voucher Program is to meet three primary goals: provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for very low income households while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level; promote freedom of housing choice and spatial de-concentration of very low-income households of all races and ethnic background; and, provide an incentive to private property owners to rent to very low-income households by offering timely rental payments. The Program also supports the local rental market by encouraging unit maintenance by landlords, responsible tenancy by program participants, and self-sufficiency among participating families.

Staff are responsible for maintaining a waiting list of eligible families and providing outreach to private homeowners regarding the HCV Program. On an annual/interim basis, staff recertifies the rental amount, family eligibility, and performs housing quality standards inspections on each residence at least biannually.

It is the policy of Lake County Housing Commission (LCHC) not to discriminate on the basis of disability. Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure.

Resident Advisory Board

The HCV Resident Advisory Board (RAB) is responsible for providing assistance in development of the local Housing Agency 5-year and annual plans and making recommendations to LCHC regarding changes to the HCV Program. The RAB consists of up to 11 HCV Program tenant participants. Meetings are held on an as needed basis. Members of the RAB are appointed by the LCHC Executive Director. Applications may be accessed here and submitted by mail or emailed to: lakesection8@dss.co.lake.ca.us.

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