The Provo City Housing Authority’s other housing programs help serve the community by housing individuals and families that would otherwise have difficulty finding adequate housing.
LIHTC (Tax Credit) Affordable Housing
The PCHA owns and manages 147 LIHTC (tax credit) units at 7 sites, which serve 122 senior households, 24 mentally disabled households, and 25 family households.
Supportive Housing and Permanent Housing
At times, special populations have needs that require more than what simple bricks and mortar housing units can provide. By developing partnerships with other organizations that provide supportive services in the community, the PCHA is able to reach out to these special needs groups through the Supportive Housing and Permanent Housing programs for homeless families and individuals. The PCHA owns and manages 19 units of housing under the Supportive Housing and Permanent Housing programs. Participation in these programs require referrals from one of our partnering organizations, Wasatch Mental Health or the Center for Women and Children In Crisis.
Shelter Plus Care
Similar to the Housing Choice Voucher program, Shelter Plus Care (S+C) recipients receive a subsidy to rent from a private landlord. The S+C program is designed to prevent homelessness by providing safe and affordable housing for the chronically mentally disabled homeless individuals. S+C recipients are referred to the PCHA by Wasatch Mental Health and receive case management through that organization.
Emergency Housing Vouchers
These Vouchers are specifically to assist individuals and families who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. Clients need to apply for the Voucher Program and if these qualify for these, they can be put on a separate waiting list for EHV Vouchers.
Family Self Sufficiency
The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program helps Section 8 rental assistance recipients become self-reliant. The program can help provide financial counseling, career counseling, resume writing assistance and interviewing skills. Successful life management and home ownership classes are also available in connection with the program.
Housing Authority FSS Coordinator meets often with FSS participants to help identify and overcome self-sufficiency barriers. Barriers may include literacy challenges, the need for job skills, domestic violence, or emotional crisis.
Eligibility: All Housing Choice Voucher holders (Section 8 rental assistance recipients) can apply for the FSS program. We have a limited number of FSS openings available.
Program Goals and Incentives: An important program goal is for the participant to become completely self-sufficient. Participants set and write goals with deadlines. To graduate from the program, participants need to seek and maintain employment, comply with all rental lease terms within five years.
When FSS participants meet all contractual responsibilities, they are awarded their escrow balance. Participants can use their escrow balance however they wish. Many participants have used the escrow balance as the down payment on a home.
If you are interested in this program please discuss with your Housing Specialist, who can refer you.