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Moving On with Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

Referrals for the UNITY “Moving On” Initiative are being accepted for current PSH clients in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish to transition in place to Housing Choice Vouchers.

“Moving On” is a partnership between local Public Housing Authorities and the Continuum of Care. It is designed for people who are currently enrolled in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs 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 the local Public Housing Authority 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 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

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.

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: Moving On Application
2475 Canal Street, Suite 300
New Orleans LA 70119

Please email Valerie Coffin with any questions about this program vcoffin@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. 

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