Individuals earning or living with low-incomes can afford to rent an apartment or single-family home at normal market rates through the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to about 3,900 households in Greenville County, SC. This highly popular program has a waiting list that we are only able to open every few years. Applicants are then selected from the waiting list using a random lottery system.
To meet the income guidelines, you must earn less than half (50%) of the typical income for a family of your size in the Greenville area. Use the chart below to find out.
To be eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, you must:
1. Meet maximum income guidelines
2. Pass a criminal background check
3. Have at least one family member who is a citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
HUD requires that extremely low-income (ELI) families make up at least 75 percent of the families admitted to the HCV program during TGHA's fiscal year. ELI families are those with annual incomes at or below the federal poverty level or 30 percent of the area median income, whichever number is higher. To ensure this requirement is met, a PHA may skip non-ELI families on the waiting list in order to select an ELI family.
TGHA will monitor progress in meeting the income targeting requirement throughout the fiscal year. Extremely low-income families will be selected ahead of other eligible families on an as-needed basis to ensure the income targeting requirement is met.
Once enrolled in the program, you may stay in your current home if it meets our quality standards, the rent is reasonable compared to similar apartments in the area and your current landlord is willing enter into a housing assistance payment with TGHA. You can also search for a new rental.