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Housing Choice Voucher

One of the goals of CCHA is to increase the housing choices for the citizens of Chatham County. In accomplishing this, we have the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program also often referred to as Section 8. The HCV 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. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety as determined by the CCHA. Listed below are some special program vouchers depending on a family’s eligibility.

Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Vouchers

NED HCVs enable non-elderly disabled families to lease affordable private housing of their choice. NED vouchers also assist persons with disabilities who often face difficulties in locating suitable and accessible housing on the private market. Only income eligible families whose head of household, spouse or co-head is non-elderly (under age 62) and disabled may receive a NED voucher. Families with only a minor child with a disability are not eligible. Applicants will be selected from the PHA’s HCV waiting list. Category 2 vouchers have additional eligibility requirements.

Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Rental assistance is provided along with supportive services to enable very low-income households consisting of adults with disabilities to rent affordable private housing of their choice. These persons also receive assistance in locating suitable accessible housing on the private market.

Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

This program combines HUD HCV rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by Veterans Affairs at its medical centers and in the community.  Contact the Durham VA Medical Center for referrals for the CCHA VASH program.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Family Self-Sufficiency is a HUD program that enables families assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and Public Housing (PH) residents to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.  

Participation in the FSS program is voluntary for and is open to current housing choice voucher program participants. The program is for participants that are unemployed or underemployed. 

The objective of the program is to assist these families in obtaining employment that will allow them to become self-sufficient, that is, not dependent on welfare assistance. You may pre-qualify for the FSS program by downloading an application here. Mail completed applications to: 

Chatham County Housing Authority 
P.O. Box 13450 
Siler City, NC 27344 
Attention: FSS Coordinator 

For more information contact: 
FSS Coordinator – Ext. 121

Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program

Are you renting through the Chatham County Housing Authority (CCHA) Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8)?

Are you an eligible applicant for CCHA rental assistance? 

If so, then the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Option may be for you! 

Qualified CCHA applicants and program participants are now able to use their Housing Choice Vouchers toward mortgages for their own homes. 

CCHA has made it possible for families to move from rental housing to affordable homes. 

Once your CCHA eligibility is determined, you will attend Homeownership Educational Workshops. When you complete your homebuyer education, you will be ready to seek financing at the lender of your choice. You will be on your way to homeownership!  For more information, see the link to Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program or download a pre-application here. 

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency

The Chatham County Housing Authority (CCHA) is the HUD approved Certified Housing Counseling agency to provide services to all Chatham County residents that are current and prospective homeowners who need help in making responsible choices to address their housing needs in light of their financial situations.  Services are provided free of charge or at low cost.  Foreclosure prevention counseling and homeless counseling services are available free of charge through the Housing Counseling Program.  

  1. FBC-Financial Management/Budget Counseling: gain control of money & credit;
  2. FEW-Financial, Budget, and Credit Repair Workshop: how to manage money & credit; 
  3. PPW-Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshop: evaluate readiness for homeownership; 
  4. FHW-Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshop: identify discriminatory housing practices; 
  5. PLW-Predatory Lending Education Workshop: defend against predatory lending; 
  6. DFW-Resolving/Preventing Mortgage Delinquency Workshops: basic steps necessary to prevent foreclosure; 
  7. PPC-Pre-Purchase Counseling – prepare to qualify for a home loan; 
  8. NOW-Non-Delinquency Post­ Purchase Workshops/Counseling: how to remain successful homeowners; 
  9. RHW-Rental Housing Workshop: understanding leases, eviction process and community resources rental housing; 
  10. RHC-Rental Housing Counseling: 
  11. how to maintain rental housing;  
  12. DFC-Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling: help to resolve or prevent mortgage delinquency or default 

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