Assisted Housing - Housing Choice Vouchers by Tract - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA)

Metadata Updated: February 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled with decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Housing choice vouchers (HCV) are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from HUD to administer the voucher program. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.HCV locations are identified in public records by the owner and not the tenant so access to this information is restricted to help safeguard the location of HCV units. Due to the sensitive nature of the HCV locations, these are aggregated to the U.S. Census Bureau’s census tract geography.

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Metadata Created Date June 2, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 22, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from HUD JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 22, 2019
Publisher US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Unique Identifier HUD084
Maintainer
HUD eGIS Helpdesk
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 025:09
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Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Dictionary https://services.arcgis.com/VTyQ9soqVukalItT/arcgis/rest/services/Housing_Choice_Vouchers_by_Tract/FeatureServer/0
Harvest Object Id 0dcdedf0-4f30-4d55-b3ab-5787ddcfcede
Harvest Source Id 991bcaf7-498f-4657-bed2-f6594e1bfbe7
Harvest Source Title HUD JSON
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018
Program Code 025:062
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 537951f8f2476a040b75ec4695ee5cf00c0fd8a8
Source Schema Version 1.1
Category geospatial, Real Property Theme, NGDA, National Geospatial Data Asset

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