Project Based Vouchers

Housing CommunityProject-Based Vouchers (PBVs) are a part of CMHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. Like in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, PBVs provide rent assistance to low-income households in privately-owned and managed rental units. What makes a PBV different is that the voucher subsidy stays with the building. When the assisted tenant moves out, the rental assistance remains with the building for the next eligible occupant. 

Tenants with PBVs pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities and the rest of their housing costs are paid by CMHA. Tenants with PBVs are assisted as long as they live in the unit and continue to qualify for the program. 

Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists 

Several project-based waiting lists remain open with preferences for families meeting certain criteria: 

  • Chronically Homeless: an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition, or an adult member of a homeless family who has either been continuously homeless for one year or more or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years 
  • Fairfax Intergenerational: Adults 55 years of age and older with legal custody of one or more minor children, who are applying to reside in a property designated to serve intergenerational households in need of supportive services.
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