Section 8 Rental Subsidy Programs

Tenant-Based Vouchers 
Most of HPD's rental subsidies fall in this category of Tenant-Based Vouchers. Eligible households lease apartments in a neighborhood of their choice and pay 30% of their adjusted income toward the rent. The subsidy, which HPD pays directly to the landlord, covers the difference between the tenant contribution and the rent, up to a specified limit known as the Payment Standard.

Enhanced Vouchers
Also known as "tenant protection" or "sticky" vouchers, enhanced vouchers are used to preserve affordability for eligible households residing in buildings undergoing housing conversion actions such as mortgage prepayments, project-based opt-outs, HUD enforcement actions, and HUD property disposition. The income limits for enhanced vouchers are higher than for tenant-based vouchers, and the subsidy is not limited to the Payment Standard.

Project Based Vouchers
Under the Project-Based Voucher program, HPD enters into a contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term. Unlike the tenant-based program, the assistance is tied to the unit. Families may move from a project based unit after one year with con-tinued assistance from a tenant based voucher if one is available.

Shelter Plus Care
Shelter Plus Care provides project-based rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources outside the program.

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy For Homeless
This project provides project-based assistance to homeless individuals through non-profit and for-profit homeless housing providers.

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program (Mod Rehab)
The Mod-Rehab program provides project-based rental assistance for low-income families.

TDAP
The Temporary Disaster Assistance Program provides rental subsidy of up to two years for households displaced by Hurricane Sandy.