Several apartment complexes receive HUD funding to assist families with housing. The assistance is applied to the complex, unlike the City’s Housing Choice Voucher program, where assistance is applied to the family. This type of assistance is sometimes called project-based assistance, as it is contingent upon the program participant living in the funded complex.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program affords the family the opportunity to choose their assisted unit, as long as the owner is willing to participate with the program. The Public Housing complexes assign units to their program participants as those units become available.