The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families.
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The rents of some of the residential units are subsidized by HUD under the Section 8 New Construction ("New Construction") Program. All such assistance is "project-based", i.e.; the subsidy is committed by HUD for the assisted units of a particular Mortgaged Property for a contractually determined period.
The Bastrop Housing Authority was established in 1965 as a governmental, public corporation created under the laws of the state of Texas to provide housing for qualified individuals and families in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. A board of five Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor of the City of Bastrop is responsible for oversight and establishing policy. It is also a requirement that one commissioner must be a Bastrop Housing Authority resident. The Authority is independent from the City of Bastrop and is regulated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.