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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Program Overview

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) recognizes that very low-income people do not have enough money to afford decent, safe, and good quality housing. The program addresses this problem by providing a Housing Choice Voucher to assist the household with monthly housing costs. This subsidy - which is based on the cost of moderately priced rental housing in the community - is provided by a Public Housing Agency (PHA) under a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The HCVP household pays a portion of monthly housing costs that is based on the income of the household. The household's portion is usually - but not always - equal to 30 percent of its monthly adjusted income.

During the initial move in, the family share of rent may not exceed 40% of the family's monthly adjusted income.

Waiting List and Application

The HCVP Waiting List is OPEN

If you have submitted an application:
  • While on the waiting list, you are responsible to notify Jefferson MHA, in writing, of any changes to your application information, including address and phone number changes.
  • Periodically you will receive communication to update your information for Jefferson MHA, as well as when you are selected from the waiting list. Please respond to the communication promptly as instructed.

Public Housing

Program Overview

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

Waiting List and Application

Printed application can be mailed to:
Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority
815 North Sixth Avenue
Steubenville, OH 43952
After submitting the Application:
  • While on the waiting list, you are responsible to notify Jefferson MHA, in writing, of any changes to your application information, including address and phone number changes.
  • Periodically you will receive communication to update your information for Jefferson MHA, as well as when you are selected from the waiting list. Please respond to the communication promptly as instructed.

Affordable Housing

Program Overview

Housing that a household can pay for, while still having money left over for other necessities like food, transportation, and health care. That means that what’s considered "affordable" depends on a household’s income.