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Homeownership Voucher Program's 100th Homeowner

[Photo: Christopher�s new home]

When Christopher Harberson entered the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Supportive Housing and Homeless Program (SHHP) in 2003 he was looking for a place to live with help from a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. But, through perseverance, hard work and great support from SHHP and its many partners, Mr. Harberson has achieved the American Dream of homeownership. Chris made good use of his voucher assistance, the support programs of SHHP and its partners and a FHA loan to buy his first home and become the 100th homeowner to use SHHP's Section 8 Homeownership Voucher Program.

[Photo: Christopher and son Jordon]

Representatives from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Colorado Housing Finance Authority, and Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation joined the Colorado Department of Human Services � SHPP to celebrate SHHP's 100th homebuyer to purchase a home using HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HVC) Homeownership Program. SHHP was one of HUD's first demonstration programs in the country and is known as a pioneer in developing the HVC homeownership option for low-income persons with disabilities and special needs. SHHP is a leader among public housing agencies in the country in assisting these populations in achieving homeownership. SHHP also leads HUD's Region 8 public housing authorities in homeownership and is the first public housing authority in Region 8 to have 100 homeownership closings.

  • Learn more about HUD's Homeownership Voucher Program on our website (http://www.hud.gov)
  • Learn more about SHHP's Homeownership Voucher Program (http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/shhp/Homeownership.htm)

[Photo: Homeownership celebration]

Content Archived: April 5, 2011

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