HCV Overview Video Series

This series of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Overview videos is intended to give Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and HUD staff a brief introduction to some of the main topics related to utilization in the HCV program, with a particular emphasis on HCV utilization tools available to PHAs.

HCV Funding Overview

This video summarizes how the HCV program is funded through the Congressional appropriations process and HUD allocation methodology that provides PHAs renewal funding each year.

Payment Standards

This video summarizes the basics of payment standards, including the factors a PHA should consider when setting payment standards and the effects of payment standard changes on families in the program.

Attrition Rate

This video describes attrition rate as a concept for PHA consideration as well as how it is factored into the Two-Year Tool for program analysis and forecasting decision making.

HCV Analysis Tool & Drill-Down Tool

This video describes the two outputs produced by the HCV Analysis Tool (HAT) based on information from the PIH Information Center (PIC) Ad-Hoc Report. The first is a programmatic overview and the second is the Drill Down Report.

Small Area Fair Market Rents

This video provides an overview of what Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) are, the different types of SAFMR adoption by PHAs, how PHAs can use SAFMRs as an exception payment standard, and other implementation factors.

Payment Standard Tool

This video reviews the Payment Standard Tool (PST) as a resource that allows PHAs to analyze the effects of payment standard changes on program per-unit cost and family rent burden.

Success Rate & Time To Success

This video reviews both concepts for PHA consideration, as well as how these rates are assessed in the Two-Year Tool, for program analysis and forecasting decision making.

Two-Year Tool

This video provides an overview of the Two-Year Tool and its features. The HCV Forecasting Tool is an Excel workbook that allows users to run basic leasing and spending scenarios to better inform decisions going forward to optimize the program.

How Does the HCV Program Work?

This video provides an overview of how the HCV program works. It is intended for those seeking housing assistance or anyone interested in learning about the program.

Fair Market Rents

This video describes how Fair Market Rents (FMRs) are calculated and the role FMRs play in the HCV program.

Introduction to PBV

This video provides an overview of how the Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) program works and how it can help HCV program administrators meet their local housing goals.

VMS Overview: Reporting Tips and Guide

This video provides a brief overview of common terms and reporting data tabs within Voucher Management System (VMS); in order to assist the PHA with updating required monthly VMS reports.

HCV Homeownership

This video explains the HCV Homeownership Program, which allows HCV participants to use their voucher to buy a home and receive monthly assistance in meeting homeownership expenses.

FMC Funding Communications

This video reviews the Financial Management Center (FMC) Funding Communications to help PHAs identify and understand common funding notices.

Submitting Project-Based Vouchers Program Cap Reviews

This video explains the process of submitting Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) Program Cap reviews to HUD.