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

Metadata Updated: July 12, 2023

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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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 12, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from HUD JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 12, 2023
Publisher US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Maintainer
Identifier HUD084
Data Last Modified 2020-07-30
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 025:09
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
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://hud.maps.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/a123616360e54d84a09c5b84b51b50d4/data
Harvest Object Id 91a9b1b2-0ab5-45c2-9aaa-7fd7cba70767
Harvest Source Id c98ee13b-1e1a-4350-a47e-1bf13aaa35d6
Harvest Source Title HUD JSON
Homepage URL https://hub.arcgis.com/datasets/HUD::housing-choice-vouchers-by-tract/data
Program Code 025:062
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash baa1e4fb53e276abe901adb57934132612ba3af5
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial USA

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