Moving On with Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

Referrals for the UNITY and Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish “Moving On” Initiative are now being accepted. The first round of applications are due to UNITY June 3, 2020 for current PSH and RRH clients in Jefferson Parish to transition in place to Housing Choice Vouchers. If you missed the training that was provided through HUD’s Technical Assistance provider CSH, you can access the slides and recording with these links.

“Moving On” is a partnership between the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP) and the Continuum of Care. It is designed for people who are currently enrolled in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs AND Rapid Rehousing Programs (RRH) who:

  • Demonstrate housing stability in their housing unit;
  • Are no longer in need of intensive services; and
  • Are ready and able to move on to a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidy.

This iniitiative is a way for people to transition to rental assistance from HAJP while remaining in their housing unit to transition in place.  The initiative will create program openings and allow the CoC to refer new clients who need the supports of PSH and RRH programs.

Programs submitting an application agree to:
1) Assist client to maintain housing stability for 6 months to ensure successful transition
2) Accept a new referral from the CoC Coordinated Entry System Manager upon submission of the application to UNITY

For clients interested and eligible in “Moving On,” PSH and RRH Case Managers need to complete and submit an application packet consisting of three (3) referral documents plus attachments:

  • The “Moving On” Screening Assessment accessed here
  • The “Moving On” Assessment Tool and Referral Packet accessed here
  • The Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish Application Packet accessed here.
  • The HUD 90026 form is accessed here.

Clients living in Kenner, may apply through the Kenner Housing Authority Moving On Initiative:

  • The “Moving On” Screening Assessment accessed here
  • The “Moving On” Assessment Tool and Referral Packet accessed here
  • The Kenner Housing Authority Application Packet accessed here

Clients who have been assessed by their Case Manager as meeting the minimum referral criteria, including their score on the assessment tool, can submit completed referral packets and Housing Authority applications to:
UNITY of Greater New Orleans
Attn: Lorette Ordogne
2475 Canal Street, Suite 300
New Orleans LA 70119

Please email Lorette with any questions about this program lordogne@unitygno.org.

Policies and procedures for “Moving On” are available online at: www.unitygno.org. To help educate landlords about “Moving On,” an informational flier for landlords can be accessed here.