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The Greenville Housing Authority
05/18/2018

TGHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program Receives “HIGH-PERFORMER" rating!

 

Greenville, SC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has rated the Greenville Housing Authority’s (TGHA) Housing Choice Voucher program as a “High Performer” for the fiscal year 2017. TGHA is among a select number of housinTonya C.JPGg authorities, of the approximately 3,200 across the US, to achieve and maintain this prominent designation. TGHA Deputy Director of Leased Housing, Tonya Crawley expresses how it is “our agency’s overarching goal to achieve High Performance status each year, and it is the vision of our Board of Commissioners and the continued hard work and dedication of our staff that allows us to do so. This HUD recognition is a representation of our unwavering commitment to fulfilling our mission and to the residents we serve.” The ranking of High Performer is the highest honor bestowed by HUD to housing authorities. HUD requires that all housing authorities meet strict requirements and full compliance with regulations in the operations of their rental assistance programs. Annually, housing authorities undergo the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) review. Fourteen key areas are evaluated in this review, including the proper selection of applicants from the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list; the sound determination of reasonable rent for each unit leased; ensuring that units comply with Housing Quality Standards; and the enrollment of families in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Housing authorities scoring at 90 percent or higher receive the High Performer designation. The Greenville Housing Authority was notified by HUD on April 24, 2018 that it had received the score of 100 percent on its annual review of the administration of its Housing Choice Voucher Program. This is the third consecutive year that TGHA has received a High Performance rating by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. 

 

Section Eight Management Assessment Program Indicators - TGHA Scores

  • 15 points | Selection from the waiting list
  • 20 points | Reasonable Rent
  • 20 points | Determination of Adjusted Income
  • 5 points   | Utility Allowance
  • 5 points   | HQS Quality Control
  • 10 points | HQS Enforcement
  • 5 points   | Expanding Housing Opportunities
  • 5 points   | Payment Standards
  • 10 points | Timely Annual Reexaminations
  • 5 points   | Correct Tenant Rent Calculations
  • 5 points   | Pre-Contract Tenant Rent Calculations
  • 10 points | Annual HQS Inspections
  • 20 points | Lease-Up

 

 Congratulations to the HCV Team for your continued efforts overseeing the rental assistance program for 3,000+ families throughout Greenville County!

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The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary 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 where the landlord is willing to accept the voucher payment. Housing Choice Vouchers are administered locally by TGHA. TGHA receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.
 
A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice 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 TGHA 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.
 
TGHA currently has an allocation of 2,941 vouchers, to include 139 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan establishes guidelines for applicant eligibility and continued rental assistance.

 

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