New HCV Programs and Procedures

CHA is planning several changes to its inspection practices that aim to reward owners with high-quality housing units while creating consequences for owners who have chronic difficulty in maintaining their units to an acceptable standard. Click here to learn more about the Inspection Excellence Program and the new owner suspension guidelines.


Leasing with Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program helps low-income households choose and pay for quality housing in the private market by paying a portion of their rent.


Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Inspections

As explained in CHA’s HCV Program Administrative Plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that all units subsidized under the Housing Choice Voucher Program meet a minimum standard of health and safety rules called Housing Quality Standards (HQS). To ensure compliance, CHA or its contractors must inspect any unit a Voucher Holder wants to rent before they move in and as required thereafter.


Owner Excellence Program

In an effort to reward those who have demonstrated that they are extraordinary partners in the HCV Program, we have created an Owner Excellence Program that provides a number of exclusive benefits.


Owner Portal

Owners, track in-progress moves, review inspections appointments, get inspection result, view payment statements and more.


Project Based Vouchers

Project-based assistance is different in that you must live in a specific building in order to receive help in paying your rent. Initially you must live in the designated building to receive rental assistance, but after one year of occupancy, you may be eligible to receive a tenant-based voucher if funding is available. 


Market Your Property

Owners can market their property to Voucher Holders by registering it in the CHA’s online database or listing it at any of the HCV Program Regional Offices. To ensure your property is marketed to the largest audience, it is best to register it online and at all Regional Office locations.


Check Inspection Status

You can now find out the date and timeframe of your next inspection on this website or through an automated call system or text message. All you need is your Inspection ID.


Pay Re-Inspection Fee

You do NOT need to pay for initial inspections, annual inspections, and emergency inspections. 


Forms & Documents

Download all the forms and documents that HCV owners need.