Jan 242019

The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) is receiving a high rate of inquiries from landlords and voucher holders regarding the current Federal Government Shutdown asking if this will impact them.

As the Federal Government shutdown has now exceeded one month, VSHA felt it important to provide this update: The Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal agency that provides funding to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, will provide funding through February, 2019. Should the shutdown go beyond the month of February, the VSHA is prepared to use its financial reserves for March Housing Assistance Payments to landlords; therefore, no harm – no foul to voucher holders or participating landlords. Monthly Housing Assistance Payments exceed 2.5 million dollars per month.