Housing Choice Voucher * Overview of Program  
Overview of Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program assists low-income families in Mahoning County to rent privately owned homes and apartments. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). YMHA contracts with HUD as the local provider for Mahoning County. Under the program, a portion of the participants' rent is paid by YMHA to the landlord and the participant is responsible for paying the remaining portion. The choice of where to live is up to the participant, as long as the unit meets the requirements of the program. All housing chosen under the Voucher program is inspected by YMHA to make sure it meets every requirement for safe, healthy living.

Applying for the Housing Choice Voucher program, Applicants must submit an application to YMHA. Each application has a number assigned to it by way of a lottery.

YMHA contacts Applicants by mail when their position on the waiting list is reached. At that time, an interview session is scheduled. Applicants must bring all required information with them to the interview.

We receive many applications; therefore, it may take some time to reach all participants with news of the status of their applications. Applicants are encouraged to call YMHA at any time to check their status.


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