HUD Choice Voucher Program

Housing Assistance Program
Housing Authority of Lincoln County: equal housing opportunity

The HUD Choice Voucher Program is the most popular housing assistance program the Housing Authority administers and has the longest wait to get assistance.



Your family must be income eligible to be qualified for the program. Check the chart on this Information Sheet* (pdf file) by the number of people in your household for eligible income limits.

Application Process

Once a Choice Voucher Application is received and the family is income qualified to receive assistance, they are entered on the Choice Voucher waiting list. This list is kept in date and time order of receiving your completed application.

  • It is important that you keep the Housing Authority updated with your correct mailing address during your waiting time since you will only be notified by mail when assistance is available.
  • You can also apply for more than one type of housing assistance and be on several waiting lists so make sure to check out our other housing assistance programs.


Voucher Payments

Once you receive your Voucher, you will be able to find a housing unit owned by a private landlord in Lincoln County. The Voucher holder pays 30% of their annual income as monthly rent to the Landlord and the Housing Authority Voucher pays the balance. Your portion of rent will be determined by your gross annual adjusted income and the total rental rent may not go over the payment standard for the bedroom size the household is qualified for. (See the Payment Standard below.) The family is responsible for any deposits required by the landlord.

Our jurisdiction covers Lincoln County; however once on the program for a period of time participants may choose to transfer from or to other areas of the country. The Choice Voucher Program serves applicants who are handicapped, disabled, 62 years or older, families (consisting of two or more persons), and who are income eligible.
Housing Authority of Lincoln County: One of our housing complexes
Housing Authority of Lincoln County: One of our housing complexes

playground at one of our housing complexes
Housing Authority of Lincoln County: Playground at one of our housing complexes

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, color, familial status, disability, marital status, or source of income.
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