Monday, July 18, 2011

More Clarity Surrounding Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV's)

Since 1997, Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) have been awarded to provide rental assistance, specifically for non-elderly disabled (NED) families. “HCVs for NED families have been awarded under various special purpose HCV programs: Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities in Support of Designated Housing Plans (Designated Housing); Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities Related to Certain Types of Section 8 Project-Based Developments (Certain Developments); One-Year Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities and the Project Access Pilot Program (formerly Access Housing 2000)”.

In the past, however, there have been issues regarding the tracking and issuing of these vouchers. Now, these issues have been clearly addressed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For more information follow the link to the HUD website : HUD

In other news, the following three bills have been introduced at the North Carolina General Assembly but not yet voted on:

HB 71-Housing Funds for Individuals with Disabilities: This bill seeks $10 million for the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund to increase housing options for people with disabilities

HB 887-Zoning/Temporary family Health Care Structures: seeks to allow “temporary family health care structures” used by a caregiver in providing care for a mentally or physically impaired person on property owned or occupied by the caregiver as the caregiver's residence as a permitted accessory use in any single-family residential zoning district on lots zoned for single-family detached dwellings

HB 818, Modify Disabled Vet Property tax Exemption: seeks to enhance the Disabled Veteran property tax homestead exclusion for combat-related disabled veterans.

Legislation Related to Housing

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