Initial Term of HUD-VASH Section 8 Voucher Tenancy Can Be Less Than One Year

Under the HUD Section 8 Voucher Program, the initial term of the lease is generally required to be at least one year. However, this requirement does not apply to the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The HUD-VASH program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics. To provide a greater range of housing opportunities for HUD–VASH voucher holders, initial leases may be less than 12 months.

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June 22, 2015 | Landlord-Tenant Law |