Project Based Voucher Program

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DCA’s Project Based Voucher Program wait lists will open at 12am EST Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Project-based vouchers (PBVs) are a component of a public housing agency’s (PHA’s) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. PHAs are not allocated additional funding for PBV units; the PHA uses its tenant-based voucher funding to allocate project-based units to a project. Projects are typically selected for PBVs through a competitive process managed by the PHA; although in certain cases projects may be selected non-competitively.

A PHA can use up to 20 percent of its authorized voucher units to project-base units in a specific project if the owner agrees to either rehabilitate or construct the units, or the owner agrees to set-aside a portion of the units in an existing development. In certain cases, the PHA may use an additional 10 percent of its authorized voucher units for PBV assistance. Information as to whether a PHA manages the PBV program may be found by contacting the local PHA.

The PBV program was enacted in 1998, as part of the statutory merger of the certificate and voucher tenant-based assistance programs under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. Significant changes to the program were subsequently enacted in law in 2000, by the Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriations Act, and in 2008, by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The latest statutory changes to the PBV program were enacted recently by the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). A detail account of the HOTMA changes, and further guidance, is provided under PIH Notice 2017-21, published October 30, 2017.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) requests proposals from developers for the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program.  PBV proposals are being accepted for up to 1,200 vouchers (the number of units to be funded) for new and existing housing construction projects within the 149 Georgia counties served by DCA. Proposals must be received by DCA no later than Monday, June 6, 2022, at 5 p.m. Participation in the PBV program requires compliance with Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) requirements.

For additional information on this RFP, please contact Demetria Jones, DCA Procurement Officer at demetria.jones@dca.ga.gov.

Click the "Request for Proposal" button at the bottom of the page for more information.
 
For updates regarding the PBV RFP, please continue checking the DCA HCV PBV webpage or the Georgia Procurement Registry website at https://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/gpr/
 
 

Project Based Housing Choice Voucher Property List

Hearthstone Apartments, located in Cherokee County, Canton, GA.
This complex is for battered and abused women. Cherokee Family Violence Center assist the women with their transition.
 
Pine Ridge Apartments located in Floyd County, Rome, GA
This complex is for persons with disabilities and mentally challenged They are referred by Highlands and are transitioning from Clinical Facilities to housing. There is a counselor/advisor and nurse on staff 24 hours a day.
 
The Pines Family Campus, located in Valdosta, GA
This complex is to help women at risk primarily because of homelessness, domestic violence, and drug abuse in the transition to a stable productive life. Clients are referred by state courts, DFCS, area participating churches, The Haven (women’s shelter) throughout a 10-county area.
 
The Millennium Center, located in Randolph County, Cuthbert, GA.
This complex is for women who have substance abuse problems (Drugs/Alcohol) Volunteers of America (VOA) manages and operates the program. Referrals are received from other Social Service agencies, Law Enforcement agencies, word of mouth, web-site with VOA, etc. Counselors/advisors/nurse on staff during normal working hours; On-call staff and security provided all other times.
 
College Square, located in Peach County, Fort Valley, GA
This complex is for low-income disabled residents.
 
Georgia Wallace, located in Pulaski County, Hawkinsville, GA
This complex is for low-income residents.
 
Henry Way, located in Pulaski County, Hawkinsville, GA
This complex is for low-income residents.

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