The BHA has no liability or responsibility to the owner for a family’s behavior or suitability for tenancy. It is the owner’s responsibility to screen the family’s behavior or suitability for tenancy.
When a family finds a suitable unit and the owner is willing to lease the unit under the program, the family and/or owner must submit a completed Request for Tenancy Approval to the BHA. This packet of papers can be obtained from the Housing Choice Voucher holder.
The BHA may not approve an assisted tenancy or execute a contract until the following program requirements are met:
- The unit is eligible;
- The unit has been inspected and has met the housing
- The lease includes the HUD tenancy addendum;
- The rent to owner is reasonable;
- At the initial assisted leasing of a unit for which the gross
rent exceeds the payment standard, the family share
does not exceed 40% of the family’s monthly adjusted
- The owner is eligible (i.e., not disapproved by the BHA)
and has no conflict of interest.
Subsidy payments to landlords are governed by the terms of the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract. A copy of this contact can be found in a Voucher holder’s Request for Tenancy Approval packet or by contacting our office.
The BHA is always interested in recruiting new Housing Choice Voucher landlords.
If you are interested in the possibility of renting your unit to a Housing Choice Voucher holder, please place your apartment listing (free of charge) at www.gosection8.com