Sponsor-Basing Vouchers

Generally, rental assistance administered by PHAs is assigned either to the tenant (“tenant-based”) or to a specific housing unit or building (“project-based”). In a “sponsor-based” program, an organization that works with people in the community (the “sponsor”) holds the housing voucher and is able to lease a unit from the landlord on behalf of the tenant in order to help facilitate access to housing.  The organization holding the voucher also delivers or facilitates access to supportive services that help the household achieve stability.