Los Angeles’ new voucher payments.
New Voucher Payments For Los Angeles
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved a request of a new voucher payment from the city of Los Angeles to increase the payment amounts for housing vouchers. These new voucher payments will help cover rent payments for low-income and homeless residents.
The new voucher payment standards (VPS) will take effect on October 1st. These new voucher payments will provide landlords with additional support to house more homeless individuals.
The increased new voucher payment standard will vary depending on the number of bedrooms, ranging from $2,132 for a studio to $5,616 for a six-bedroom unit. The Section 8 housing program, administered by public housing agencies, assists very low-income families, the elderly, and disabled individuals in affording housing hence the new voucher payments.
According to a published article by KFI, the city of Los Angeles has requested for new voucher payments is to address the homelessness crisis by working closely with HUD. This will encourage property owners to accept Section 8 vouchers or the new voucher payments.
Information On Housing Vouchers
In a published article by Audacy, housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies and provide a housing subsidy paid directly to the landlord. For more information on housing vouchers, contact the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA).