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Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPV)

Tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) assist Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) with relocation or replacement housing needs that result from the demolition, disposition, or mandatory conversion of public housing units. TPVs include providing assistance to families living in section 8 projects for which the owner is opting out of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking enforcement action against owners with project-based assistance, and projects for which the owner is prepaying the mortgage. If a family lives in a public housing unit that is scheduled to be demolished, disposed of, or converted, they will be contacted by the PHA when they are eligible for a TPV. Families living in projects that are affected by the owner’s decision to opt-out of a Section 8 project-based contract, or by the owner’s decision to prepay the mortgage, will be notified by the owner to contact the PHA. TPVs are offered in two forms, Enhanced Vouchers and Regular Housing Choice Vouchers. Enhanced Vouchers aim to enable tenants to stay with their current housing option through rental subsidies. Regular Housing Choice Vouchers enable these tenants to move.

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  • Supply/Demand: Demand
  • Category: Rental Subsidies and Assistance
  • Scale: Very Large Scale (over 10,000 units)
  • Occupancy tenure: Rental
  • Building Type: Multi-family, One- to Four-family
  • Developers/Owners: Public Housing Authorities
  • Income Restrictions: Restrictions Vary

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