The Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program allows a housing authority that already administers a tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to attach the funding to specific housing units. In the HCV Program, the family can use the voucher to receive rental assistance in a unit of their choice. In the PBV Program, the family must live in the PBV unit to receive the assistance, with the subsidy paid to the property owner on behalf of eligible tenants.
For more information on the PBV Program, click here, or review the Project-Based Voucher Program Guidance for Owner/Developers, found in HACSC Resources at the bottom of this page. All applicants for PBVs are strongly encouraged to utilize the guide and familiarize themselves with the PBV Program and applicable regulations.
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HACSC) has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for project-based vouchers (PBV) under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and is currently accepting applications from property owners and developers.
Please note that HACSC is limited by Program Cap and Project Cap requirements and is only able to project-base a certain number of vouchers. To learn more, please click here, or review the Project-Based Voucher Program Guidance for Owner/Developers, found in HACSC Resources at the bottom of this page.
The Housing Authority has established an agency-specific Standard Project Cap of the greater of 25 units of 40% of units at the property.
Applications may be submitted at any time while the RFP remains open. All applications will be scored according to the published HACSC Project-Based Voucher Application Scoring Criteria listed under HACSC Resources at the bottom of this page. Completed applications with all required supporting materials should be emailed to both Principal Management Analyst, Rayne Pérez, at [email protected], and Administrative Analyst, Eric C. Johnson, at [email protected].
Before officially selecting any project-based voucher proposal, HACSC will determine that the proposal complies with HUD program requirements and is eligible for PBVs.
Additionally, all proposals will be scored according to the HACSC Project-Based Voucher Application Scoring Criteria. While HACSC will consider applications for PBVs on an ongoing basis, there is no guarantee that any proposal will be selected. HACSC may award fewer vouchers than requested, or no vouchers, to proposals that meet the scoring threshold. Additionally, HACSC reserves the right to revise the scoring criteria and issue a new RFP at any time. Conditional award of project-based vouchers will be subject to availability of vouchers and funding.
HACSC will aim to review the proposal within sixty (60) of submission and notify all parties in writing of the outcome. However, please prepare for additional time. When a proposal is selected, HACSC will post this on the HACSC website, typically upon the next update of the Administrative Plan. The Housing Authority will make documentation available regarding the basis for the selection of any project-based voucher proposal to any interested persons.
- HACSC FY23-24 Project Based Voucher Guidance for Owner/Developers
- HACSC FY23-24 Project Based Voucher Program Application
- HACSC Underwriting Tool
- HACSC FY23-24 Project-Based Voucher Program Application – Supplement for Supportive Services
- HACSC Project Based Voucher Program Application Scoring Criteria
- Project-Based Frequently Asked Questions