Housing Choice Voucher Program


Please Note: The Lottery of applications has been performed. At this time, you can check the "Waiting List Status" to see if you were chosen for the 2024 HCV Lottery Wait List. Those selected for the 2024 HCV Lottery Wait List are being notified by USPS mail and also by email to the address provided on the application.

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Upon clicking the "Waiting List Status" button, enter just your social security number without any dashes and select the lookup button. If your name DOES NOT appear, your application was NOT chosen for the lottery. Please feel free to apply when the list opens again.  If your name DOES appear, it will show you the number you hold on to the Waiting List.  Applicants must update changes in contact information in the Applicant Portal. Applicants are also required to respond to requests from the PHA to determine their continuing interest in assistance. 

The purpose of rental assistance is to help very low and low-income households secure decent rental housing by providing financial assistance that helps fill the gap between the family's ability to pay and total housing costs.

Very low-income renters/applicants must verify anticipated 12 months’ income and meet income requirements below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Eligibility is determined based on the total annual gross income and family size.

  Based on Area Median Income (AMI) $66,500
HOUSEHOLD SIZE: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Extremely Low Income 30% $15,060 $20,440 $25,820 $31,200 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
Very Low Income  50% $23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900

Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, renters select their own unit from Citrus County’s rental market.  Renters initially pay between 30% - 40% of their adjusted monthly income for rent.  Housing Services pays the remaining balance of the rent to the landlord.

When funding is available, families may be selected from the waiting list in computer generated random order, regardless of family size. The only other way a voucher may become available to a family on the waiting list is if a current voucher holder passes away, is terminated from the program, or voluntarily leaves the program. Therefore, it is unknown when the waiting list might open again for new applicants. 

Those selected for the program receive guidance on program requirements, tenant rights and responsibilities.

U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Dev. Seal The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded rental assistance program provided by the Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for low-income households, especially those meeting specific local preference in the following categories: Current Citrus County resident, Homeless, 62 years of age or older, a person with a disability and/or a victim of domestic violence.

The local affordable rental housing complexes list is available below.

Citrus County Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (PDF)

Housing Choice Voucher Admin Plan: Please contact Housing Services at (352) 527-7520 or via email HCV-VASH@citrusbocc.com if you have any questions about a specific policy.

Updated: 5/23/2024