Section 8 Information for Landlords
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OverviewParticipation in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program can be a winning situation for landlords on many levels. As a landlord, you are guaranteed the HAP portion of the tenant’s rent as long as they are participating in the program. As a member of the community, you can be confident that you are helping build healthy, diversified neighborhoods by providing safe, well-maintained rental units to those who may not otherwise have access to safe and healthy housing.
Forms and Information
- Housing Quality Standards
- HAP Contract example
- Direct Deposit Form
- Landlord Handbook
- Landlord Newsletter 2011
Frequently Asked QuestionsMost of the questions you might have as a prospective or current landlord for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program can be answered by reviewing our Landlord Handbook. Please contact us for a copy.
What are the landlord’s obligations under the program?The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program's housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the utilities agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with the Randolph County Housing Authority. For more information, please contact us for a copy of our Landlord Handbook.
What are Randolph County Housing Authority’s obligations under the program?RCHA, a Public Housing Authority (PHA), administers the voucher program locally. The PHA helps a family find suitable housing and the PHA provides housing assistance payments directly to the landlord on behalf of the family. If the landlord fails to meet the owner's obligations under the lease, the PHA has the right to terminate assistance payments.
The PHA reexamines family incomes and composition, as well as inspects each unit to ensure compliance with housing quality standards, at least annually. For more information, please view the Landlord Handbook.