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New TAC Resources on Using Vouchers to Assist Persons Who Experience Homelessness

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Issue Brief on Using NED Vouchers to Address Homelessness

Over the past decades, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded almost 55,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) specifically targeted to non-elderly people with disabilities to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the nation. Given the high number of people who experience homelessness who also have disabilities, these vouchers (referred to as NED vouchers) represent a key tool in a community's efforts to end homelessness.

TAC has developed a new brief titled "Housing Choice Vouchers Targeted to Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities – Another Tool to Help End Homelessness", which provides detailed information about these special purpose vouchers, as well as strategies for engaging PHAs in using these vouchers for homeless persons and as part of a community-wide strategy to address chronic homelessness.

View the Brief

Examples of Waiting List Preferences

TAC has also developed the accompanying Prezi presentation below which illustrates how different types of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list preferences work when applied by PHAs.