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RHSP, RHI, VASH

Rental Housing Support Program (RHSP)
THE WAITING LIST FOR THE RHS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

The Illinois Housing Development Program known as RHSP is a state funded program administered by both DuPage and Kendall Housing Authorities. RHSP funds the rent subsidies for severely low-income households. Households in the program will pay approximately 30% of their income in rent based on the contribution schedule. Participants must rent a specific unit with a specific eligible landlord. This is not a portable voucher program. 

To be eligible for RHSP applicants and tenants must fall within the following income limits:
Effective April 24, 2019

DuPage

1 person

$18,720

2 person

$21,390

3 person

$24,060

4 person

$26,730

5 person

$28,890

6 person

$31,020

7 person

$33,150

8 person

$35,310

Kendall

1 person

$21,720

2 person

$24,840

3 person

$27,930

4 person

$31,020

5 person 

$33,510

6 person

$36,000

7 person

$38,490

8 person

$40,950

Grundy

1 person

$17,940

2 person

$20,490

3 person

$23,040

4 person

$25,590

5 person

$27,660

6 person

$29,700

7 person

$31,740

8 person

$33,780

***Maximum annual limits for program participation (by household size) are based on area median income (“AMI”)

INTERESTED LANDLORDS

If you are interested in providing your unit for the Rental Housing Support Program or if you would like more information, please contact Cristine Diaz by phone (630) 593-8218 or by email at cdiaz@dupagehousing.org

 


HUD-VASH Vouchers

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics.

Every year since 2008, HUD and VA have awarded VASH vouchers based on geographic need and public housing agency administrative performance. The allocation process for HUD-VASH vouchers is a collaborative approach that relies on three sets of data: HUD’s point-in-time data submitted by Continuums of Care (CoCs), VAMC data on the number of contacts with homeless Veterans, and performance data from PHAs and VAMCs. 

For more information, please visit HUD.gov or click here 


Regional Housing Initiative (RHI)

The Regional Housing Initiative (RHI) is a collaborating group comprised of several housing agencies and partners united to support affordable and mixed-income housing developments in “opportunity areas”. Each PHA submits their Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list to RHI. As units become available in the region, applicants on the wait lists are contacted by RHI to determine their eligibility to live in the available subsidized unit within the region. If eligible, this allows the applicant to live in a subsidized unit while they wait for their HCV application at their “home” housing authority to reach the top of the wait list and be called in to receive a voucher. With many applicants waiting years for that application to move to the top, the RHI subsidized unit provides the same level of assistance their voucher provides – but much sooner. That works out to thousands of dollars in savings they normally would have spent towards market rent in their unsubsidized unit.