The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is a key federal initiative aimed at aiding extremely-low and very-low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled in accessing decent, safe, and sanitary housing within the private market. By providing housing assistance on behalf of the individual or family, participants have the freedom to secure their own housing, whether it be single-family homes, townhouses, or apartments, within the private market, as long as it meets program requirements.

Administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Fairfield, the program receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Families issued a housing voucher are tasked with locating a suitable housing unit of their choice, where the owner is willing to rent under the program, which may include their current residence. These rental units must meet the minimum health and safety standards set by the Housing Authority.

Under the program, a housing subsidy is directly paid to the landlord by the Housing Authority on behalf of the participating family. Subsequently, the family covers the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the subsidized amount provided by the program.

Additional Information on the Housing Choice Voucher program can be found at the HUD website.

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