Since 1997, Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) have been awarded under different special purpose voucher program types to serve non-elderly persons with disabilities. The HCVs provided under the Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities (NED) program will enable non-elderly disabled families to access affordable housing, and enable non-elderly persons with disabilities to transition from nursing homes and other health-care institutions into the community. Only income eligible families whose head of household, spouse, or co-head is non-elderly (under age 62) and disabled may receive a NED voucher. The Public Housing Authority (PHA) generally pays the owner the difference between the PHA determined payment standard for the family size and the family’s total tenant payment. The family may choose a unit with a higher gross rent than the payment standard and pay the owner the difference, but upon initial occupancy the family’s share is capped at 40 percent of the family’s monthly adjusted income.