Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program
The project-based voucher (PBV) program is one part of the HCV program. It helps pay for rent in privately owned rental housing, but only in specific privately owned buildings or units. That means that if you get a project-based voucher, you don’t get to choose the unit you live in. The project-based voucher program is for people with low income who are willing to live in specific housing units that are offered to them. This is different from the tenant-based program, because if you accept PBV assistance, you do not get to choose the unit you live in nor do you get to keep your PBV benefit if you move.
Eligibility for project base vouchers is determined by the CCHA based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. Median income levels are published by HUD and vary by location.
During the application process, the CCHA will collect information on family income, assets, family composition and criminal history checks. The CCHA will verify the information with other local agencies and will use the information to determine program eligibility and the amount of the rental assistance payment. If the CCHA determines that the family is eligible, it will put their name on a waiting list. Once the family’s name is reached on the waiting list, the CCHA will contact the family and issue to the family a rental voucher.
The Corpus Christi Housing Authority & Affiliates Project Based Waiting Lists is currently open to new applicants.