The mission of the Uintah Basin Housing Authority is to assist low-income families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the qualify of their lives.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is designed to expand the supply of affordable housing by encouraging private investment in affordable housing development. Many for-profit and nonprofit-developed rental properties use LIHTCs to create financially viable projects. The Utah Housing Corporation allocates these credits to developers to build or rehabilitate low-income housing. Projects funded through this source must serve residents below 60% of median income and must accept Section 8 vouchers.
This is a federal program that provides assistance to make privately owned multifamily housing affordable to low income families and seniors through a federal subsidy. The term "project based assistance" applies to rental subsidy programs in which the federal government has a contract with the landlord, and is distinguished from tenant-based rental assistance. Public Housing Public housing is housing owned and run by a local housing authority under the oldest federal housing program—the Housing Act of 1937. To be eligible to live in public housing, you must be low income and meet certain other requirements. In most cases, rent including utilities can comprise no more than 30% of your income.
Also commonly referred to as Section 8 Vouchers, the Housing Choice Vouchers program is one of the major federal programs intended to bridge the gap between the cost of housing and the incomes of low wage earners and people on fixed incomes. The Housing Choice Voucher program provides flexibility and options by issuing vouchers to eligible households to help them pay rent in privately-owned apartments of the households' choosing.
VASH Vouchers, or Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers, combine Housing Choice Voucher 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 and community-based outreach clinics.