Housing Choice Vouchers for Homeless Households
In 2014, the City of Phoenix approved creating a local preference in their Housing Choice Voucher program to provide 275 vouchers to households experiencing homelessness. These vouchers are paired with supportive services funded by the Valley of the Sun United Way and provided by a collaborative team including Circle the City, Human Services Campus, Lodestar Day Resource Center, La Frontera - EMPACT and Community Bridges.
The City of Phoenix Housing Department contracts with HOM to to provide initial eligibility and lease-up services for these vouchers in collaboration with the supportive services team.
HOM's services include:
- Initial eligibility determinations
- Housing search assistance
- Assisted tenancy approval
- Rent Reasonableness determinations
- HQS Inspections
- Approval of executed lease