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HCV Special Programs

Abilene Housing Authority (AHA) administers six special programs related to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Each one has its own target population and eligibility requirements. 

The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary, five-year financial self-sufficiency program designed to assist HCV participants set and achieve their goals.

The HUD-VASH Program provides affordable housing to homeless veterans in West Central Texas through a collaborative effort between AHA and the VA in Big Springs, Texas.

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program works to provide affordable housing options for qualified applicants exiting institutional living environments (i.e. nursing homes, etc.). AHA partners with the Department of Health and Human Services to administer the MFP program.

AHA also offers a Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program for seniors (62 years of age and older). This program provides 19 vouchers for seniors to live at AHA's newly constructed Prairie Gardens apartment complex funded through the Tax Credit Program.

The Mainstream Voucher Program (MSV) provides non-elderly, low income families with a disabled family member (18-61 years of age), the opportunity to live in affordable housing of their choice. The program is administered through a referral process from local organizations.

Under Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Program, AHA provides housing assistance on behalf of: Youth at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age (that have not reached their 25th birthday) who are aging out of foster care to prevent homelessness.

The Stability Voucher (SV) Program is a collaborative effort between the Abilene Housing Authority and the West Texas Homeless Network to provide Housing Choice Vouchers to individuals and families who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and veterans that include a veteran family member that meets one of the above criteria.

*Click the links for detailed information about these programs.